People have always asked me why I first decided to get into politics and run for the State Assembly and Senate. The answer is because I wanted to make a difference and be able to help the people of this community.
You see, I'm a life-long member of this district. I grew up, went to school, got married and raised our four children here. I love this area, and I would never consider living anyplace else. To me, this is God's country.
Over the years, a lot of things have changed, but my motivation to serve isn't one of them. That is why I have decided to run for another term to be your State Senator. Together, we will again have the opportunity to have an even greater impact on our community and our families here in Central and Northern Wisconsin.
As always, this election should not be about partisan politics. It should be about how we best move forward by working together. Legislators need to spend more of their time actively working on solutions to problems instead of bickering about partisan politics.
We need to focus on keeping the jobs we have and do everything we can to create additional jobs. We need to continue to balance the state budget and protect our taxpayers by making government live within its means and by finding ways to do more with less. We need to ensure that our families receive the health care they need and guarantee that our children receive the best in education.
By working together over the past two years, we have been able to accomplish a lot. And over the next four, I know that we can make this area an even better place to live, work, raise a family, and retire. That's why I'm running for re-election to the State Senate. I hope that on November 4th you'll again reward me with your trust and your vote. As always, I will do my best to deserve them both.
Your State Senator,