I grew up in a small farm community in Eastern Iowa that today has lost its grocery store, gas station and elementary school. My first and lasting impression of Wisconsin was attending Camp Manitowish in Boulder Junction in 1969 and 1970.
I watched Neal Armstrong’s moon walk at Camp Manitowish. If man could go to the moon with 1960s technology, why can't every WI school be covered with solar panels by 2038?
In the early 70’s our dad took us up to see the races at Road America. More great memories! Even if you aren’t a race fan, Elkhart Lake is a great destination -- like so many other beautiful parts of our state. WI is first and foremost a tourist state.
I moved to Stevens Point in 1996 to work for a Wisconsin Rapids company that has provided much-needed stable employment in Wood County over the past 30 years. In 1999 moved to Sun Prairie.
Today I’m a small business owner. I know from firsthand experience how hard it is to start and/or run a business. Stable employment gives people the opportunity to build their life in their community.
These experiences are why I believe WI can be a great place for everyone. But only if our state leaders are fiscally responsible and work together. I will lead WI to move forward again... let's make history together!