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Sheridan responds to letter to the editor

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Catherine W. Idzerda
July 24, 2014

JANESVILLE—Mike Sheridan's state Senate campaign has issued a response to a letter to the editor that ran in the July 23 edition of The  Gazette.

Sheridan faces Janis Ringhand and Austin Scieszinki in the Aug. 12 primary for the state's 15th Senate District, the office currently held by Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville.

Jim Kreuser, Kenosha County executive and former Assembly Democratic leader wrote the letter that ran on page 6A of Wednesday's paper.

In his letter, Kreuser accused Sheridan of making “poor choices” while in office and said his service was “selfish rather than selfless.”

In his response, Sheridan said that Krueser's tone “wasn't surprising.”

“Mr. Kreuser mistakenly believed that by supporting me as Assembly speaker, I would somehow repay him by sending state projects to his county,” Sheridan said in a news release. “As a leader, it sometimes means you have to say 'no' to certain requests. There will always be people who are critical of those tough decisions.”

Sheridan said that the state was going through difficult economic times when he was leader of the Assembly.

“My main responsibility as the speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly was to look out for the citizens of Wisconsin and be a good steward of their tax dollars, Sheridan wrote in a news release.

Sheridan said he would continue to run a positive campaign in the days leading up to the primary.



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