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WHY I’M RUNNING
I am a trusting person, and I had trusted over the last 45 years that the “smartest people in the room” were in our nation and state capitols, that they were taking care of business, and working for the common good. That was a naïve assumption.
Our national political climate has taken a toxic turn toward dead-end arguing and standoffs, as opposed to dialogue to develop solutions to move America forward. That toxic attitude has seeped into our state capitol where the atmosphere has become combative and uncompromising, losing sight of doing what’s right for the common good. Our state is a ship headed off-course in the wrong direction.
Unfortunately, greed and gain have overtaken good sense, and fear-mongering has replaced problem-solving. As a result, Wisconsin rankings have fallen off ~ from the top third / to the bottom third in many categories (for instance: falling to 37th in job creation / 45th in job growth / 48th in new business start-ups). It’s important to get spending under control and revenues up, but we also have to make sure the burden of those cuts don’t fall only on the middle class and the most vulnerable in society, like those who have lost their jobs or the elderly. Our economy should work for everyone, not just the wealthiest. I don’t believe big out-of-state corporations deserve big tax breaks or an easier life than people who work in their factories or stores or who do pay their share of taxes. Indeed, corporations should have to be as responsible for paying their fair share as anyone else, not given loopholes that have to be ultimately paid for by hourly workers.
I believe we can do better. I am running for Assembly to bring a resurgence of hope, problem-solving and cooperation to build a viable and vibrant Wisconsin. We can not be content with stalemates, but must dedicate ourselves to pursuing solutions. It will be a difficult task to get this ship headed in a better direction, but I believe Wisconsin’s voters will demand it and will elect leaders who won’t run Wisconsin aground. I will be one of those willing to work with others, and across the aisle. I commit to work in a spirit of cooperation without abandoning our values and promises. I commit to persevere for working people, for families and our environment while helping to create home-grown industry and economic strength, along with a secure future for our children and our grandchildren.