Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Important election: Hear from candidates

The 32nd district State Senate seat is vacant. It was held by Jennifer Shilling until she quit in May to take a lobbying job with Dairyland Power Cooperative. There are three people running in the August 11 Democratic Primary. In the last election for this position, Jennifer Shilling won by just 61 votes.

Brad Pfaff was the Secretary-designee of the state's Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) until the Republican minority-controlled state legislature "fired" him by refusing to confirm his appointment. Read more about Pfaff at his campaign FB page.

Jayne Swiggum is a nurse who lives in Gays Mills. She has not run for office before. She says the Republican candidate's irresponsible behavior during the COVID-19 crisis spurred her to file to run. She is not accepting any campaign donations and is a supporter of Medicare for All and other progressive issues. Listen to a good interview here. Her campaign website is at www.jaynethenurse.com/

Paul Michael Weber is a resident of La Crosse. You can listen to an interview with him on WORT-FM here.

The Republicans have targeted this seat in their "veto-proof" campaign. Adding three seats each in the State Senate and Assembly would give them complete power to rule the state as a minority party and override any Evers vetoes. So, this is not a rehearsal. This is big. 

A virtual house party for Brad Pfaff is being hosted on Wednesday, July 14 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. This is an opportunity to ask Pfaff about your top issues. 

Meeting ID:  924 4166 2573


Jayne Swiggum will be a guest at the Monday, July 20 6:30 p.m. La Crosse County Democratic Party ZOOM meeting. Dr. Mark Neumann, who is challenging United States Representative Ron Kind in the Democratic primary, will also speak at this meeting [UPDATE] as will Rep. Ron Kind.

Email chair@laxdems.com for meeting access details. 


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