For 43 years I worked in a large plastics manufacturing company under the names of Amercian Can, American National Can, Pechiney, Rio Tinto, Alcan and Bemis. For most of those years I worked as a millwright/pipefitter/boilerman and held various leadership roles in my local union. Those roles included being a Shop Steward, member of the Grievance and Negotiaton Committee-helping negotiate five contracts, served as Co-chair of Local 148 for two terms, member of the Legislative, ADA, Safety, Insurance and Pension Committees. To get things done, I know what it takes to find solutions while navigating the oftentimes complicated process of compromise.
For the past couple of years I have listened to the issues important to residents of Assembly District 55. Below is a list of the most common issues mentioned. If you don't see yours, please feel free to reach out to me with it!
I want to work for YOU, represent YOU and the greater good for our community.
Small Business Support
I will stand with you. Whether your business is one or 100, small businesses are the backbone of our community.
I support developing a budget to fix and maintain our roadways and bridges. Not only is the state of our infrastructure a cause for costly vehicles repairs, it is a safety issue!
Fair Funding for Public Education
I support the state returning to prior formulas that once helped sustain our schools at every level and lessen the local tax burdens on communities. I would like to help end the need for school referendums.
I support non partisan redistricting. No party should determine maps. Non partisan redistricting is vital for fair elections.
All people should have equal access to wealth, health, well-being, justice, privileges, and opportunity regardless of their legal, political, economic, or other circumstances.
Big Money Out of Politics
I support our state calling for a 28th Amendment to our US Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
I support a statewide referendum regarding the full legalization for both medical and recreational use.
I also support releasing those incarcerated for possession or selling, as non violent crimes.
I support accepting the federal money to help expand Badgercare for all.
I support ending Corporate Welfare and Closing the Dark Store Loophole, enabling municipalities to fully function providing services, help out small businesses and lessen the tax burden currently on individual taxpayers.