Issues

Protecting Our Communities

While some are calling to defund the police, I stand with law enforcement and am committed to providing the resources needed to keep us safe. Strong families are the key to strong communities. Families who care for each other, have opportunities to learn, and have jobs they enjoy while providing a good life are essential to strong communities.

Protecting our Pocketbook

Even in the face of overwhelming opposition, I have a strong record of standing up for taxpayers. I will work on continuing to lower the tax burden on our families and small businesses so that every family, every senior, and every individual has the chance to keep more of the money they earn. I will also work to provide more access to high quality healthcare without breaking the bank. Expanding access to telehealth is important for our rural areas and will help keep costs low for providers.

Protecting Our Local Businesses

It has been a very difficult year for small businesses. As a small business owner, I understand the pain and struggle many of us our going through. I also know what it will take to get our economy back up and running. I will fight against the burdensome government red-tape dreamed up in Madison. Every dollar that is sent to Madison is one less dollar that is spent in La Crosse, Viroqua, Westby, Prairie Du Chien and all of the towns and villages up and down Western Wisconsin. I will fight against any tax or regulation that gets in the way of our economic recovery or that punishes hard-working Wisconsinites.

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Protecting Our Farmers

Born and raised on a farm and selling seed for over 20 years, I know how hard our farmers work and how important they are to our community. As former Chair of the Agriculture Committee, I have a record of working with our agriculture community. I will continue that partnership and will make sure our farmers are protected from Madison special interests. I will be an advocate for our farming heritage.

Protecting Our Infrastructure

Today’s communities need safe and reliable roads, bridges, and highways to keep our economy growing. I will continue to fight for our share of transportation dollars to keep our businesses growing and our economy moving forward. Our economy in Western Wisconsin does not only rely on a concrete backbone, but also an electric one. Providing more funding for broadband grants to increase access for our rural communities is essential in helping our small family businesses and our farms continue to grow in the 21st century.

Protecting Our Workforce

The men and women of Western Wisconsin are some of the hardest working, most dedicated workers in the country. The economic shutdown has impacted many families from our part of the state. I am focused on getting our workers back on the job safely so they can continue to put food on the table. It is imperative our workforce is filling the jobs of today and ready for the jobs tomorrow. I will advocate to continue to provide job training programs for people wanting to gain the skills needed to advance in today’s economy.