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Mary Thao, Progressive for Wausau School Board PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Progress   
Friday, 05 February 2016 12:08

mary-thao-schoolboardWAUSAU, WI - Meet Mary Thao, running for Wausau School Board!

Mary is a first-generation Wisconsinite, born to Hmong refugee parents. If elected, Mary will be the first Hmong individual to serve on the Wausau school board. She is an active PTO member at Lincoln Elementary and has four young children with her husband Yeng Thao. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and has over seventeen years of experience in the IT industry.

Mary is passionate about the quality of our public schools and the education she wants all children to receive. Through service on the board, she wants to attract and retain top educators and professionals and make sure that the district maintains programs that impact high academic achievement as well as support those who need it most, such as low-income, rural, special education students and English-language learners.

The passion Mary has to help her community is palpable. We started working with Mary last fall and we love her! She has proven to be one of the most hard-working and dedicated candidates we have worked with.

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Each week for the next nine weeks until the spring general in April, we’ll be introducing you to a candidate we’re working with on their race for local office. You’ll learn who they are and how you can help support them!

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Senate Republicans Getting Desperate PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:14

mark-harrisGOP leader Scott Fitzgerald wants to ban Democratic candidate Mark Harris of Winnebago County from serving in this latest effort to rig elections and prevent local citizens from supporting the candidate of their choosing.


MADISON – In a desperate and unprecedented effort to rig local elections, Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) has proposed changing state statutes to block Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, a Democratic candidate in the 18th Senate District, from serving in the legislature.

jennifer-shilling“It’s a sad commentary on the priorities of the Republican Party when political attacks take precedent over bills to help working families,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse).

“Voters should be free to pick the candidate they believe best represents their values," said Shilling. "This latest effort to rig elections and prevent local citizens from supporting the candidate of their choosing is another sign of Republican politics run amok in Wisconsin.”

The bill (LRB 4109/1) would block locally elected officials from serving in the state legislature. When asked about the proposal in an interview, Sen. Fitzgerald admitted that “Harris’ candidacy was the impetus for the bill.”

Since taking power in 2011, Republican leaders have attacked Wisconsin’s open record laws, dismantled the non-partisan Government Accountability Board, gutted campaign finance protections, exempted politicians from John Doe criminal investigations and gerrymandered legislative districts.

“Wisconsin families are tired of the increasing corruption and misplaced priorities of Republican legislators,” added Shilling. “This power grab reflects a fundamental lack of respect for our democracy and Wisconsin voters.”

 
Trump or Cruz… Either Would Be Good Soulmate for Sen. Johnson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:58

ron-johnsonMADISON - Last night in Iowa, Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump dominated a crowded Republican field to finish first and second respectively after the contest was called. Whoever rises to the top in future contests would make a good political partner for Senator Ron Johnson.

While last night was a huge success for Democrats, who displayed an incredible amount of energy and enthusiasm in all 99 counties of Iowa, the Republican Party tripled down on their most extreme candidates, Donald “no Muslims in my country” Trump and Ted “let’s make the sand glow” Cruz.

After five years voting far to the right of even his own Senate Republican Caucus, Johnson must have been thrilled with the outcome and the prospect of sharing the ballot with a fellow out-of-touch extremist. Johnson compared the similarities between The Donald's campaign to his own Senate campaign in the past and helped usher in Cruz's government shutdown in 2013.

Cruz, a virtual pariah amongst his colleagues, has spoken of carpet-bombing areas with large civilian populations, called the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” and touts shutting down the federal government as his signature accomplishment in the Senate.

Trump, who started his campaign calling immigrants rapists and drug dealers, eventually called for banning an entire religion from America.

"Last night confirmed that Senator Ron Johnson's party has moved even further to the extreme right. Johnson, Cruz and Trump are “Team Extreme” for the Republicans, and are incredibly out of touch with voters not only in this state but across the nation," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Kory Kozloski said on Tuesday. "If there's one thing that the caucuses made clear, it's that we need to elect Democrats all the way down the ballot in November, and the voters seem excited about their options."

 
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