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Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Evers for Governor, Maggie Gau   
Friday, 25 August 2017 08:40

tony_eversPromises to Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin.


FITCHBURG, WI – State Superintendent Tony Evers officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination today at the McKee Farms Kids Crossing Dream Park in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

The Evers campaign also released a short video highlighting Tony’s background and vision for the state. It is available at www.tonyevers.com.

“I’m running for Governor because as a lifelong educator I’ve always believed that what’s best for our kids is best for our communities, our economy, and our democracy,” Evers said. “As State Superintendent, I’ve seen first-hand how Scott Walker’s policies have made it tougher for all public schools, and the families they serve.”

Evers understands that the greatest engine of economic growth is a strong, well-funded public school system. “I understand the best way to prepare our kids for 21st Century jobs, and bring those jobs to Wisconsin, is to build a skilled workforce by investing in our schools. As Superintendent, I have led a resurgence of career and technical education in our public school system that has led to more students being college and career ready. If we invest in public education, K-12, technical colleges and the UW System, new jobs and industries will come. And they’ll come without having to write billion dollar checks to foreign corporations.”

Evers also pledged to end the divisiveness that has paralyzed Wisconsin’s government under Scott Walker. “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the consequences of having leaders who seek to divide us rather than bring us together. People are getting hurt. Families and friendships are being destroyed. People are scared. Make no mistake – Donald Trump is using the same playbook Scott Walker has been using in Wisconsin for years to create divisions and pit people against each other. The targets of their efforts are different, but their tactics are the same. Trump and Walker are not a symptom of our divisions – they are the cause.”

“Enough is enough. If I am elected to serve as your Governor, the politics of division stop on day one. I’ve won three statewide elections by building a coalition of Democrats, Independents and Republicans because they know that I treat my political opponents with respect and have worked across party lines to get things done for our kids.”

Tony Evers has been elected three times to serve as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, winning 70 of 72 counties in his last election, with 70 percent of the vote statewide. Evers has spent his entire career educating our kids, previously working as a science teacher, a high school principal and as school district superintendent. As State Superintendent, Evers runs one of the largest agencies in the state, with responsibility over 70,000 educators and 860,000 students. Evers is the father of 3 children and 6 grandchildren, raising his family in communities throughout Wisconsin, including Plymouth, Baraboo, Tomah, Oakfield, Omro, Oshkosh and Verona.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 August 2017 08:49
 
Kloppenburg Endorses Tim Burns for Wisconsin Supreme Court PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Burns for Wisconsin, Amanda Brink   
Monday, 21 August 2017 05:40

tim-burnsBurns is running to replace Justice Michael Gableman who has announced his retirement.


MADISON, WI - Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg has endorsed Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Burns is running for the seat now held by Justice Michael Gableman, who has announced his retirement from the court. The non-partisan election will be held in the spring of 2018.

joanne-kloppenburg“Tim Burns is an outstanding attorney whose expertise in complex areas of the law has earned him widespread recognition as one of the best lawyers in the nation,” Judge Kloppenburg said. “His intellect, his deep understanding of legal issues, and his love of the law make him exceptionally well suited to service on our Wisconsin Supreme Court. In addition, he has strength of character and the courage of his convictions, both of which are on display in his campaign.”

Tim Burns is a partner at a law firm in Madison, WI. He is a former co-chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.

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A graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, Tim is licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. Tim's national practice focuses on making insurance companies live up to their obligations to their policyholders. Tim also serves on the national board of the American Constitution Society and he chairs the Fair and Impartial Courts Committee of the Civil Rights and Social Justice Section of the American Bar Association.

Tim and his wife Pam, have chosen Middleton to raise their family. Married for over 20 years, they have three children.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017 06:06
 
Kevin Nicholson can't get his story straight on choice PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Thursday, 10 August 2017 01:36

kevin-nicholsonMADISON - Senator LaTonya Johnson, Representative Chris Taylor, and Alexandra Acker-Lyons, who worked with Kevin Nicholson at College Democrats of America, will host a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon to discuss Nicholson's struggle to get his story straight on his position on choice.

Since deciding it would be convenient for his long-term aspirations to run for Senate as a Republican, Kevin Nicholson has had a difficult time running from his record on choice, crossing wires as he attempts to explain away his past. If Nicholson can't get his story straight on a woman's access to healthcare, why would voters trust him?

Senator Johnson and Representative Taylor will be available for on-camera interviews following the call at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin office in Madison.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 August 2017 01:53
 
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