Category Archives: Candidates

Who I am I was first elected to the Assembly in 2016 and am running for re-election in 2020. I grew up on a dairy farm in Central Wisconsin and am a lifelong Wisconsin resident. I have been married to my wife Beth for 42 years and have one son, Craig. I have dedicated my career to public education, spending 42 years as a school teacher. I began teaching in 1975 in a Northern Wisconsin school district and moved to Milton in 1979 to teach history at Milton High School. During my years teaching, I have coached more than 90 high school teams, where I impressed upon my student athletes the importance of working together and cooperating to achieve a common goal. I retired as an educator in 2011 but have continued to serve my community in other roles. I served on the Milton City Council from 2011-2015, and was…

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Who I am I am a long-serving legislator who was drawn to elected service as a one who grew up on an iconic family dairy farm, attended both large and small schools that were both rural and urban. As an adult I was a small business owner and, when widowed, became a single parent with a school-aged child. I always sought employment in non-profits, volunteered in civic endeavors, and lived a life similar to that of the people I represent. I understand the life and work situations they present when seeking my assistance or when they are looking for understanding of their unique situations. This is a critical time for Wisconsin and I feel my experience is a valuable asset to my district and to my work as a legislator. Why I’m running I am running to continue the work I’ve been focused on as the Representative to this district.…

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Who I am I am running for State Assembly as a mental health professional, business owner, and community leader. At my core, I am an independent thinker, solution focused, and an authentic leader. I am someone who brings people together and gets things done. You can count on me to bring these qualities when representing the people in the heart of Wisconsin. Why I am Running Visit my Website: Twitter @:

Who I am Candidate Why I am Running I ran to make changes in my community. Over the past two years I have been able to enact positive changes for my district: significant changes in education policy, healthcare, business development, and constituent outreach were a top priority. I want to continue to to serve the people of my district and continue building on the progress of the last two years. Visit my Website: Twitter @:

Who I am As a lifelong Wisconsin resident, raised in Brookfield, now living in Muskego, I decided to run for office for the first time this year. I earned my Bachelors Degree at Marian University in Fond du Lac in Information Technology and Healthcare Administration and earned my Masters Degree at Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE) in Strategic Marketing. I have spent my career as a small business owner in remodeling and construction, worked for a Fortune 100 company, a Chicago-based startup, and a nonprofit association. I currently serve as the Sales & Marketing Director for the Wisconsin EMS Association. I have experience in multiple industries such as medical devices, healthcare, information technology, emergency services/ public safety, construction, and remodeling. Although this is my first go-around with politics, I’m not shy about my values and stances. I am a die-hard moderate at heart and hope to represent my entire district, not…

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Who I am State Representative Dianne Hesselbein is serving her fourth term representing the 79th District which includes the City of Middleton, Villages of Cross Plains, Waunakee, and parts of Windsor along with the towns of Burke, Middleton, Springfield, Westport, Verona, Vienna, and a portion of the City of Verona.   She has been the Assistant Minority Leader since 2016. She is currently on Colleges & Universities, Sporting Heritage, Financial Institutions, Assembly Organization, Insurance, Legislative Council, and Rules committees.  Dianne started her public service with her 2005 election to the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District Board of Education. In 2008 she was elected to the Dane County Board of Supervisors and served 3 terms. During her three terms on the Dane County Board, she served on many important committees and organizations: Chairperson of the Budget Committee, Sergeant-at-arms, Public Protection and Judiciary Committee, Economic Development Committee, University Extension Committee, Youth in Governance Study…

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Who I am Candidate for the 90th Assembly District Why I am Running I am running to restore integrity and representation to the 90th Assembly District. The issues we face, together, such as the calculated defunding of public education, climate change denial, rising health care costs, and diminished workers’ rights require us to act courageously and swiftly. Now is the time to demand our representation in Madison. I have an extensive career in teaching, public health, and nonprofit management and I currently serve as the Vice President of the Green Bay School Board. Visit my Website: Twitter @:

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Who I am I’m a recent graduate that was raised on a farm outside of Readstown in the 96th District. Having been raised in a military family, I have witnessed firsthand inspiring examples of dedication, faith and active community involvement. These examples have instilled in me a strong sense of duty and service. Why I am Running I’m at a unique place in my life where I am able to commit 100% of my time and effort to serving this district. I aim to provide a fresh voice and new energy to the Wisconsin Legislature. The policies of today will impact the future my generation inherits and I believe that we should have a hand in crafting those policies. Visit my Website:

Who I am Aaron Perry: 3 time elected city of Waukesha Alderman & 13 year resident of Wisconsin. Father of 3 young children who all attend public school. I’m am active in networking the regional private business and public sector community. Why I am Running I’m running for assembly because proven leadership from Waukesha County is urgently needed. Far too many GOP incumbents has sat on their hands while being able to run unopposed. In district 97, Rep. Scott Allen has time and again embarrassed or ignored his constituents. I’m known for pragmatic representative leadership. I’ve done it longer in Waukesha than Rep. Allen has in Madison. Visit my Website: