State Senate District 29 Jon Kaiser (Republican) Starting ou the list of Dis-trict 29 candidates in the pri-mary, Jon Kaiser describes himself as born and raised in rural Rusk County, currently residing in Ladysmith. “I was born and raised in rural Rusk County and live in Ladysmith, where I runmy investment firm, J Kaiser Management," he says. "I'm a third-generation Realtor withmy family’s company, KaiserRealty." Also owning an event pro-motions company called JKProductions, Kaiser says thiscompany has helped make asignificant impact. " I also ownan event promotions companycalled JK Productions, produc-ing the music festivals North -woods Rock Rally and Country Rally, which are set to have a$1 Million economic impact in Rusk County this year," hesays. “I’ve also served in a con-sulting capacity for over a dozen businesses, helping with or-ganization, business planning, marketing and assisting withstate licensing applications." Serving on many-otherRusk County causes, Kaiser is clear as to why he’s running. “I am running because Northern Wisconsin is com monly forgotten about in Madison," he says. "When it comesto tourism, economic devel -opment, transportation, rural broadband, and more, we just do not receive the attention that we need. I believe that"Common Sense" has actually become "Uncommon" and the majority of elected ovcials in Madison have not been servingthe people. Too many deals are made behind closed doors, and leadership has too much con-trol over the legislative agen -da. I’m proud to be a Christian Conservative that isn’t afraid tostand up for our values." Saying that he wants to bring Northern Wisconsin back to its roots in Agriculture, Forestry,and Mining in order to thrive,Kaiser also wants to protect elections by eliminating dropboxes and ballot harvesting, aswell as invest in schools. Endorsed by several or-ganizations and individuals including Wisconsin Right toLife, Pro-Life Wisconsin, theWisconsin Bear Hunters’Asso-ciation, the Wisconsin Realtors Association, RepresentativeJames Edming, former Rep-resentative Bob Larson, and many local leaders in Rusk County, and “the highest ratingfrom the NRA," Kaiser seeks
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public health nurse in addition to being an Assembly representative, Rodriguez says she doesn’t believe anyone should have to go into debt to receive the medical care they need, pledging to improve public health as Lieutenant Governor. She asks your vote this August 9.

For those seeking a candidate for Lieutenant Governor and voting on the Republican" side of the ballot, these are the candidates, each with a brief bio and endorsements.

Lieutenant Governor Patrick Testin (Republican) Growing up in a middle-class family in small town Wisconsin, Testin learned early on the value of hard work, honesty, and compassion. Currently the Senator for the 24th Senate District of Wisconsin, Testin has the following endorsements in his primary bid for Lieutenant Governor: Wisconsin Right to Life, Milwaukee Police Association, and the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police. He asks your vote this August 9.

Lieutenant Governor Will Martin (Republican) A small business owner for over 20 years, Will Martin says he has the experience in Wisconsin’s Executive Branch to hit the ground running on day one, having previously helped lead reforms under Governors Thompson and Walker “in multiple state agencies." Calling himself “an experienced leader working for you," Martin lists liberty, election integrity, fighting identity politics and inflation along with bridging the workforce gap as among his priorities. He asks your vote this August 9.

Lieutenant Governor Kyle Yudes (Republican) Taking as his campaign slogan the words “principle over politics," Kyle Yudes lists freedom and restoring liberty as well as the Constitution, Education, Accountability, Election Integrity, and fighting Judicial Activism among the priorities he would have as lieutenant governor, Yudes asks for your vote this August 9.

Lieutenant Governor Roger Roth (Republican) Born and raised in the Fox Valley, Roger Roth is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and served multiple deployments with the Wisconsin National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Currently a state senator, he continues to serve with the Wisconsin Air National Guard, holding the rank of captain. He asks for your vote on August 9.

Lieutenant Governor David C. Varnam (Republican) The Mayor of Lancaster, Wisconsin, David C. Varnam was elected to the mayorship in 2016 after almost three years on the city council. Serving as well on the Grant County Economic Development Corporation and a U.S. Congressional aide, Varnam has also represented the global Christian ministry Focus on the Family. He asks for your vote on August 9.

Lieutenant Governor Cindy Werner (Republican) Serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and leader in outreach for minority engagement for conservative values, Werner believes in being an election integrity advocate and is a party to the lawsuit against five Wisconsin cities “that took Zuckerberg money." She asks for your vote this August 9.

Lieutenant Governor David D. King (Republican) Running for ovce because he believes it’s time “for Wisconsin to have leaders who put the people first," Dr. David King is touted by Reid A. Pezewski, chairman of College Republicans at UW-Milwaukee, as being as a proven leader in business, member of the clergy, and community advocate. King asks your vote this August 9.

Lieutenant Governor Jonathan Wichmann (Republican) With a formal postsecondary education from Ottawa University, protecting freedom and fighting for prosperity are among the priorities of primary candidate Jonathan Wichmann. Believing that vaccines should be left to personal choice after a reported vaccine injury at age 5, Wichmann touts belief in pro-life principles and constitutional carry aligned to the Second Amendment. He asks for your vote August 9.

Secretary of State Neil Harmon (Libertarian) A native of southeast Wisconsin per an interview on the YouTube channel ‘The Lunatic Libertarian,’ Harmon says that he started as a Democrat before switching to the Republicans in 2010, then leaving the party in 2016 after becoming disillusioned with both parties. Now as vice chair of the Libertarian party, Harmon is looking to get the message out to those he thinks misunderstand the Libertarian movement. “We’re about liberty," he says. “That’s the most important thing." As such, he asks your vote this August 9.

Secretary of State Amy Lynn Loudenbeck (Republican) Introducing herself at voteamywi.com, Amy Loudenbeck is running to be Secretary of State. Saying that the ovce “has fallen into disrepair and disfavor due to neglect by Democrat Doug LaFollette, she asks your vote August 9.

Secretary of State Jay Schroeder (Republican) Endorsed by the Pro-Life WI Victory Fund PAC, Schroeder touts himself as a proven candidate. In favor of abolishing the Wisconsin Elections Commission, he won 71 percent of the GOP primary votes in a previous 2018 run, totaling 1.2 million. He hosts a website at schroederforsecretaryofstate.com, asking your vote at the polls this August 9.

Secretary of State Justin D. Schmidtka (Republican) Holding court at justinforwi.com, Justin Schmidtka is a candidate who believes in preserving the republic. A former Marine who enlisted after 9/11, Schroeder has also served as an on-call fire fighter for the Village of Howard. Holding the right to vote as “the most sacred power of the people," he would abolish the Wisconsin Elections Commission and return power to the Secretary of State in this regard. He asks your vote this August 9.

Secretary of State Doug LaFollette (Democrat) ‘Why vote for Doug?’ La Follette asks at douglafollette. com. Currently the incumbent ovceholder, Lafollette answers with several reasons. Among them is that the Secretary of State ovce is coming into focus as a battleground to save American democracy. Another to education, and still another is to ‘say no to big money,’ with La Follette pledging to listen to all the people. He asks your vote August 9.

Secretary of State Alexia Sabor (Democrat) Closing out the candidates for Secretary of State is Alexia Sabor, running in the Democratic primary against incumbent Doug La Follette. Herself the chair of the Democratic Party of Dane County, Sabor says in part that “we can’t let our democracy be undermined." More is available at saborforwi.com. She asks your vote August 9.

Shifting from Secretary of State candidates to State Treasurer, here are some brief summaries of who’s on the August 9 primary ballot.

State Treasurer Andrew Zuelke (Constitution) Running for ovce with the Constitution Party, Andrew Zuelke seeks to make the ovce “a fiscal watchdog" after the defeat of a referendum which he says would have dispersed the ovce throughout the state bureaucracy. More on Zuelke is available at www.constitu- tionpartyofwisconsin.com. Zuelke asks your vote August 9.

State Treasurer Aaron Richardson (Democrat) Hosting a website at aaronforwi.com. Aaron Richardson is running on the Democratic ticket for state treasurer, with two party opponents. He asks your vote August 9.

State Treasurer Angelito Tenorio (Democrat) Coming in with a website at www.angelitoforwi.com, Angelito Tenorio is facing Aaron Richardson and Gillian M. Battino in the August 9 primary. The winner will go on to the November election. Tenorio asks your vote this August 9.

State Treasurer Gillian M. Battino (Democrat) Hosting a website at www. gillianforwi.com, Battino says action is needed at the state and federal level to fix problems real people have. “That’s why I’m running for treasurer," she says. Battino seeks your vote August 9.

State Treasurer John S. Lieber (Republican) Standing for smaller government and calling himself a true fiscal conservative,’ Lieber keeps a web presence at www. lieberfortreasurer.com. He asks your vote this August 9.

State Treasurer Orlando Owens (Republican) Saying that he’s watched Wisconsin fall behind for too long, Owens is running to make a diuerence, including to protect small businesses and empower the workforce, as well as back law enforcement. He asks your vote August 9, with more at www.orlandoforwi.com. He asks your support at the polls this August 9.

Regarding attorney general, there are several candidates in the August 9 primary., as follows: Attorney General Eric Toney (Republican)

Keeping a web presence at erictoney.com with endorsements by Wisconsin Right to Life along with the Milwaukee Police Association among others. Running to restore the Department of Justice’s mission to fight crime support law enforcement, protect families and enforce the rule of law, Toney asks your vote this August 9.

Attorney General Karen Mueller (Republican) Introducing herself as a “Christian, constitutional and conservative attorney" with campaign website address at www.mueller4ag.com, Mueller is a civil rights attorney from Chippewa Falls. She asks your vote August 9.

Attorney General Adam Jarchow (Republican) With a web presence at adamforag.com, Republican primary candidate Adam Jarchow was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in the 2010s, passing several pro-police bills, Jarchow has practiced law for some 20 years as an attorney. He seeks your vote for attorney general this August 9.

Attorney General Josh Kaul (Democrat) As to the State Attorney General race on the Democratic side, its Josh Kaul, also the incumbent. Taking ovce in 2019, Kaul boasts of fighting crime, protecting the state’s natural resources, and defending rights. With public safety a top priority should he be reelected in November, more is contained at joshkaul.org. He asks your vote this August 9.

U.S. House and Senate

Shifting finally to the candidates for the national scene this August 9, the three races to watch locally are those for U.S. House District 3, U. S. House District 7, and the senate seat currently held by Ron Johnson, considered by many to be an energizing and/or polarizing figure, albeit for diuerent reasons.

Starting out with the U.S. House District 3 race, the race for Ron Kind’s former seat has five candidates, to be trimmed down to two for November on August 9. These are the candidates.

U.S. House District 3 Derrick Van Orden (Republican) Coming in for candidacy in District 3 as a Republican is Derrick Van Orden, formerly of Hager City and now of Prairie du Chien. Previously challenged Ron Kind in 2020, a seat that Ron Kind won but is not seeking reelection to.

A former U.S. Navy Seal, Van Orden has been outspoken about what he feels is Washington D. C.’s disconnect with the average man. Van Orden was in Washington, D. C. on January 6, 2021, attending the Stop the Steal Rally at the White House in early morning.

As to the issues, Van Orden stands for what he calls “common sense policies" to ensure the nation’s prosperity and security, as well as representing America’s foundational values and giving Wisconsinites “a reason to once again be proud of their leaders." With this in mind and more at www.vanordenforcongress.com, he asks your vote August 9.

As to those looking for the Democratic party nomination for District 3 to face ou with Van Orden in November, there are four ballot candidates, with incumbent Ron Kind not seeking reelection, as stated before. These are the four candidates.

U.S. House District 3 Rebecca Cooke (Democrat) Writing in her own words rather than those of a Washington insider, Rebecca Cooke shared some of her vision for District 3 if elected to Congress.

Among the priorities Cooke would have is healing the healthcare system, creating an economy for working families, and fighting for the farmer as “America’s original entrepreneur." Regarding fixing the healthcare system, Cooke wants to expand Medicare to cover vision, dental, and hearing, as well as addressing antitrust issues. She would also take on prescription drug companies and work to improve the Affordable Care Act, while annually lowering the age seniors can start receiving Medicare benefits. With these things in mind, she asks your vote on August 9.

U.S. House District 3 Deb McGrath (Democrat) Also running on the Democratic side of the ballot this primary election is Deb McGrath. Having served for 25 years in the Army, State Department and the CIA, McGrath is also a mother and a wife, who understands who families need to thrive in Wisconsin. Pledging to fight for auordable healthcare as well as dependable infrastructure and common sense support to Wisconsin businesses and farms, McGrath can be found at www.debmcgrathforcongress.com. She asks your vote in the August 9 primary.

U.S. House District 3 Mark A. Neumann (Democrat) Keeping a web presence at www.markneumannforcongress.com, candidate Mark Neumann thinks its time for honest campaigns, peace, free higher education, worker’s rights, clean energy, Medicare for all, and family farms, to name a few.

Serving as a Franciscan brother for 20 years, and now at LaCrosse as a member of the Common Council, Neumann believes that it is “best to lead from the front" and also in Lincoln’s words at Gettysburg, that America as a “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." As such, Neumann seeks your vote August 9.

U.S. House District 3 Brad Pfau (Democrat) Finally for the list of candidates in District 3, Brad Pfau learned at a young age that tough challenges require pulling together to get things done. A farm kid from the La Crosse area, Pfau thinks that “too many people in Washington have forgotten that getting things done for us is their job." Regarding priorities if elected, Pfau lists Broadband alongside things like healthcare and a strong economy. “Slow or non-existent internet has become a fact of life for too many rural residents," Pfau says. “It needs to become a thing of the past." Using his passion and knowledge on the issue of broadband to bring reliable internet to the area should he make it to Washington, Pfau asks your vote August 9, that he might advance to the November election and have a shot at District 3 representative.

Shifting from District 3 to District 7, here are the names on the ballot.

U.S. House District 7 Richard Dick Ausman (Democrat) Stating that his heart is heavy with the toll of war placed on the Ukrainian people, Ausman goes on to say that healthcare is a right, looking to expand healthcare access and eliminate worry as to people needing to change jobs for fear of losing healthcare coverage. “People should not have to make those types of decisions," says Ausman. “They are being failed." As such, he asks your vote August 9.

U.S. House District 7 David W. Kunelius II (Republican) Calling himself a lifelong Republican who has become “absolutely disgusted" by the behavior of politicians in Washington, Kunelius II is running for District 7 in the August 9 primary. Among his beliefs is that politics “should be about competing ideas, intelligent discourse, and compromise. Stating that many elected officials disagree, Kunelius says its time for the people to take a stand and demand more from elected ovcials. He seeks your vote August 9.

U.S. House District 7 Tom Tiuany (Republican) Standing once again for the seat he was first elected to in the wake of predecessor Sean Duuy’s resignation, Representative Tom Tiuany is facing a contested Republican primary. Married with three children, Tiuany represented Wisconsin Senate District 12 prior to serving as U.S. representative for District 7.

As to performance on the issues, Tiuany most recently voted ‘no’ on H. R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, as well as voting ‘nay’ on the passage of HR 8404 – Respect for Marriage Act, which passed in the House and seeks to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act from 1996. A full voting record is available at justfacts. votesmart.org.

Shifting from District 7 to the U. S. Senate, these are the candidates this August 9. U. S. Senator Ron Johnson (Republican) Running for a third term in the U.S. Senate, incumbent Ron Johnson was first elected in 2010. Professing himself 100 percent committed to fighting for conservative values Johnson grew up on a farm, with this factoring into his hard work ethic. Obtaining early admittance to the University of Minnesota, Johnson skipped his senior year of high school and graduated with a BSB – Accounting degree in 1977.

As to the issues, Johnson has faced controversy and questions from the media regarding January 6, 2021 and his statements in relation to it.

As to other matters, Johnson recently signed on to a joint letter sent to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen along with three others, blaming the current inflation on a COVID spending bill last year and stating that “we have repeatedly warned of the inflation crisis caused by exorbitant government spending and urged the Biden administration to act." As such, Johnson seeks your vote August 9.

U. S. Senator David Schroeder (Republican) Calling himself the alternative to Ron Kind, meanwhile, David Schroeder describes himself as a “semi-retired civil servant" with an M. A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee, a B. S. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin, and a minor in Ed- ucation from Marquette University. Running in large part due to disgust over Johnson’s representation at Washington, Schroeder asks for your vote August 9, with more available at www.davidschroederforussenate.com.

On the Democratic side of the partisan primary ballot, meanwhile, are several names. Those names, are as follows: U. S. Senator Mandela Barnes (Democrat) Currently serving as Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, Mandela Barnes is looking to the Senate for his next political ovce. Endorsed in turn by Senator Cory Booker, Jim Clyburn, and many others including national, state and local leaders as well as ordinary folks, Barnes includes among his priorities those of fighting inflation and lowering taxes, reproductive justice (meaning to abolish the senate filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade, and make contraception free and widely available), along with moves to strengthen unions and Wisconsin’s family farms. As such, Barnes asks your vote August 9, with more at mandelabarnes. com. U. S. Senator Kou C. Lee (Democrat) Introducing himself at leeforwisconsin.com, the second candidate looking to advance to November and face Ron Johnson makes a pledge to voters. “I shall make no attempt to win this election by pitting people against each other, playing identity politics, spewing hate or sowing discord," Lee says. “That is a cancer polluting our discourse and sickening our democracy." Saying in turn that America is too important to the world to let this happen, Lee asks your vote on August 9.

U. S. Senator Peter Peckarsky (Democrat) Appearing at the Democratic State Convention last month, Peter Pecharsky declared that he believed in the autonomy of women and girls, was “outraged" at the illegalities that would deny them of the protections of the U.S. Constitution, stating in turn that he would vote to codify Roe v. Wade if elected. Hearkening back to the Bush era, Pecharsky brought up election results in Ohio, stating, “and the winner put two people on the Supreme Court." Then citing statistics implying that Hillary Clinton was denied 70 electoral votes in 2016. “And the winner put three people on the Supreme Court," he said. With more information available at pecharskyforwisconsin. com, he asks for your vote August 9. U. S. Senator Steven Olikara (Democrat) Also running in the August 9 partisan primary to advance to November and face Ron Johnson, Steven Olikara is the son of Indian immigrants, and on a mission to ensure dignity for all. “It’s time to create a form of politics that is more honest and inclusive," he says. “Together, we can put Wisconsin and its people first." With a full platform at www.stevenolikara.com, Olikara asks for your vote at the August 9.

U. S. Senator Darrell Williams (Democrat) Too poor to be born in a hospital but birthed instead by a midwife in the backwoods surrounded by cotton fields in Abbeville, Mississippi, Williams says he learned the value of hard work and discipline as a child working in the field, making two dollars for every 100 pounds of cotton. One of six children, he strongly supports increasing the minimum wage from his own experience and that of family. He seeks your vote August 9, with more at williamsworksforwisconsin. com Finally, appearing on the ballot for U. S. Senator on the Democratic ticket but withdrawn from the race are Alex Lasry, Sarah Godlewski and Tom Nelson. All three have endorsed Barnes as the man to replace Senator Ron Johnson at Washington.


your support on August 9. State Senate District 29 Brent Jacobson (Republican) Having served four termsas Mosinee mayor, the nextRepublican to consider for the August 9 primary is Brent Ja-cobson. A new father and Cen -tral Wisconsin native, Brent was raised on the values of hard work and dedication. A small business owner as well, Jacob son has served on the MarathonCounty Board and says he has “consistently delivered bud -gets that have controlled prop erty taxes and restrained general fund expenses” in his time as Mosinee’s mayor. On the Marathon CountyBoard, meanwhile, Jacobson says that he has “fought vig-orously against a liberal redistricting agenda,” while pushing back on euorts to lower penalties for drug ouenses andchampioning openness and transparency in government. Jacobson backs the badge, andsays he will “fight to increasefunding, recruitment, and com -munity support for our men and women in blue. Also supporting the SecondAmendment, Brent says he will champion rights embodied in the Constitution, as well as “restore control over and con fidence in our elections.” Lastly advocating for theexpansion of school choice onthe part of parents, Jacobson would seek to reduce govern -ment intrusion in healthcare and other areas of life. As such, he asks your support this Au –

gust 9. State Senate District 29 Cory Tomczyk (Republican) Introducing himself to vot-ers as a lifelong Central Wis -consin resident, Cory Tomczykof the Mosinee area is looking to serve District 29 residents, the district extending west toTaylor County. Saying that God has blessed his family, Tomczyk and hisrecycling business (Industrial Recyclers of Wisconsin) re-ceived the Wausau Chamber of Commerce Small Business ofthe Year Award in 1998. Saying that he started con tributing “time and treasure”to local republican represen -tatives before deciding that wasn’t enough and entering the political arena himself, Tomczyk takes the following stands Guaranteed Conservative as opposed to “establishment republican.” For the sake of human freedom, government should “Taxless, spend less, regulate less,and mandate less!” Pro-Second Amendment Anti-Abortion (taking inno-cent life is ‘morally wrong’ andtaxpayers should not fund it). Back the Blue (support thepolice and prosecutors who enforce all laws, as opposed topicking and choosing). Investigate, prosecute, and convict with regard to believedelection fraud in 2020. Taking these stands, Tomczyk asks your support at the polls August 9.

State Senate District 29 Bob Look (Democrat) Suuering reported problems with a “hijacked” Facebooksite at Bob Look For Wiscon sin, the sole Democratic prima-ry candidate lets people knowthat the ovcial site is boblook-forstatesenate.com. Previously running to try and unseat Sean Duuy of U.S. District 7 in 2018, Lookof Rothschild looks to serve a state senate district that in-cludes the whole of TaylorCounty (including Taft, Lublin, and Roosevelt), as well asthe township of Thorp in Clark County. Giving a hearty hello at the ovcial site to thosestopping by, Look has words of welcome for visitors. “Please Contact me at any-time with any questions youmay have!” He says. “I am verymuch looking forward to serv-ing the local district and mak -ing sure that all of you have a representative that is here to listen and cares about your day to day lives. With your supportwe can make this happen!” Assuch, he asks for your support in the August 9 primary. Shifting from the legislativeto the executive branch in Wis-consin, the races up for con -sideration this election cycle include Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General.

Tony Evers (Governor – Democrat) Running unopposed both in the primary as well as this November, current GovernorTony Evers. Elected to succeed Scott Walker in 2019, Evers is the 46th governor of Wisconsin and a native of Plymouth. Aproud Badger, Tony is married to his high school sweetheart and junior prom date Kathy, with whom he has three chil-dren and nine grandchildren. Declaring himself as taking“a common sense approach to the challenges facing ourstate,” Governor Evers citeswhat he calls a strong record of bipartisan accomplishment, listing among these a cut inmiddle class income taxes of 15percent, as well as increasing funding to public schools andfixing the roads-thousands of miles. Additionally, Evers toutsas an accomplishment underhis administration the expansion of high-speed broadband to 387,000 homes and busi-nesses, as well as supporting small businesses and farms. Stating that Wisconsin has a record-high budget surplus withhistorically low unemploymentand growing economy, Eversseeks your vote this August 9. As to the Republicans on the August 9 primary ballot, here’s a little on each, starting with someone whose name is on the ballot but who recently withdrew: Kevin Nicholson (Governor – Republican) On the ballot but withdraw -ing after determining that any way forward would mean run-ning a very negative campaign,Mr. Nicholson has withheldany endorsement of candidates until after the primary.

Rebecca Kleefisch (Governor – Republican) Serving as Lieutenant Governor under Scott Walk er, Rebecca Kleefisch is a middle-class mom who un-derstands the challenges Wis -consin families are facing, including skyrocketing inflation,rising crime, declining schools,and out-of-control governmentspending. “At my core, I’m a Tea Par-ty mom who wants to make our state better for my kids — andyours,” she says. “That’s why I first got involved and whyI’m running now. Liberals likeTony Evers are ruining ourstate, and we must take back Wisconsin and give it back tothe people.” “This race comes down to who can people trust to enact real conservative reform whenthey get into ovce. My provenrecord of working to give gov -ernment back to the people setsme apart.” Serving as Lieutenant Gov -ernor during the passage ofcontroversial Act 10 back in 2011, Kleefisch lists her plat-form priorities, as follows:Securing Elections (preventfraud to give voters renewedconfidence their vote counts). Improving education (ex-pand school choice and ban critical race theory from Wis consin classrooms) Growing Wisconsin’sEconomy (cutting taxes andstrengthening vocational train-ing while getting government out of the way to support jobcreators) Reforming Government(move state agencies out of Madison and return power to taxpayers) Funding Police (defendthe men and women of law enforcement and provide the funding to keep Wisconsinitessafe). Standing Up for Life (speak-ing for those who cannot speakfor themselves) Fight for the SecondAmendment (standing up for Second Amendment rights) Make Life Auordable Again (tackle inflation she attributes to Biden and Evers) Positioning herself as theproven and tested conservative that can be trusted to get Wis -consin back on track, she asks your vote this August 9.Governor

Timothy Ramthun (Governor – Republican) Also on the ballot this Au -gust 9 as a Republican is Timo -thy Ramthun, A graduate from the Kewaskum school districtClass of 1975, Ramthun is also a 1983 graduate of the MBTIBusiness Training Institute. Self-declared as “Wiscon-sin’s only America First Gu bernatorial Candidate” perhis website, Ramthun has en-dorsements from the ChippewaCounty Republican Party along with Mike Lindell, General Michael Flynn, and a group named Born to Ride for 45. As to the issues themselves, his record as a state assembly representative records in part that Ramthun received a zero percent rating from the Nation -al Organization for the Reformof Marijuana Laws, while hevoted ‘yea’ on a concurrencevote for SB 940 – AuthorizesSuspension of Voters for Information Discrepancies, as well as ‘yea’ on passage of AB884 – Classifies Courses on U. S. Constitutional Studies as Diversity, Ethnic Studies. Lastly,Ramthun voted ‘yea’ on AB963 – Specifies Rights of Par-ents, which upheld parental rights to determine the religion of their child along with medi -cal care and type of school or education setting, along with the right to review instruction al materials. He asks your vote this August 9.

Governor Adam J. Fischer (Governor – Republican) Running for governor as a Republican in the August 9 pri-mary, Adam Fischer is a man who has seen the trust erode between the people and their government, and is no longer able to stand by and do noth-ing. As such, Fischer pledg es to introduce the following proposals to the Legislature if elected in November: Medical Freedom and Elimination of Mandates (eliminating all COVID vaccine andmask mandates in Wisconsin and allowing for individualchoice as such)Operation Safe Streetsand Communities (putting re-straints on local communities that defund law enforcementand including a mandatory 10 -year sentence for felons who commit a crime with a firearm) Voter and Election Integrity (putting a ban on voting ma-chines connected to the inter-net and requiring paper ballots only, along with making dropboxes and mail-in ballots ille-gal, plus mandatory jail sen-tences for anyone convicted ofelection and vote tampering) Statewide Education Reform (banning Critical Race Theory) Infrastructure Revitaliza tion (legislation to upgrade andimprove transportation infrastructure statewide) Economic Reforms (taxincentives for businesses thatcreate jobs paying $20+ perhour, along with incentives for companies returning from outof state or overseas) Respect and Honor for LawEnforcement and Firefighters (legislation to provide imme-diate vesting and pension tothose killed in the line of duty). Calling these points a ‘Con -tract with Wisconsin’ Fischer asks your support in the Au -gust 9 primary to determine November’s ballot.

Tim Michels (Governor – Republican) Among those on the August 9 primary ballot as a Republi can is Tim Michels, a Browns-ville native who has served inthe U.S. Army and earned the rank of Major. Now residing inHartland and a business own er, Michels has been endorsed by former president DonaldTrump. As to what Michels woulddo as governor, the following is of note: Never dictate if a business is essential or nonessential(what it says) Reform the “Madison Swamp” (Close the lobbyistspousal loophole and prohibitfundraising event PACs controlled by lobby groups). Election Reform (make iteasier to vote and harder to cheat, in part by repealing allprevious Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) guidanceand freezing issuance of new guidance. Also placing a banon unmanned ballot drop boxes). Reform Education (Improvereading, sign parental bill ofrights, expand apprenticeships,secure schools, increase turn-out in school board elections, and promote career technicaleducation) Back the Blue (prevent de-funding the police and prose cute riot organizers). A Hartland resident, Mi-chels asks your vote on August 9.Lieutenant GovernorFor those looking to choosefrom among the Democraticparty slate for lieutenant gov -ernor, these are the names andbasic information of ovciallyregistered candidates.Lieutenant Governor Peng Her (Democrat)Declaring himself “thestrongest candidate to helpre-elect Governor Evers,” Mr.Her professes belief in the re-productive rights, working to end gun violence, protecting voting rights, increasing access to health care, and support for Wisconsin’s agricultural econ -omy. He asks your vote this August 9.Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez (Democrat) Declaring herself the only pro-choice woman runningfor lieutenant governor, Ro-driguez currently serves as an Assembly representative and was raised in what she calls”a union values family.” A

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