Jorgensen will seek re-election

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MILTON—State Rep. Andy Jorgensen, D-Milton, said Wednesday that while he was encouraged to run for the open 15th Senate District seat, he will instead seek re-election in the 43rd Assembly District.

Jorgensen said in a news release he is known for leading a successful statewide petition drive, “Save SeniorCare,” a popular, low-cost prescription drug program.

He said he also is a strong voice for middle-class families, public schools, innovative job creation programs and tax fairness.

“It's my privilege to represent my friends and neighbors in the 43rd, folks who care about our communities and our state and who have truly progressive values,” he said. “I appreciate the trust they've placed in me and humbly ask for their vote again in November.”

In the 2013-14 legislative session, Jorgensen also served as Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair.

“It's my goal to continue to use my leadership role in the Assembly to fight for middle-class Wisconsin families and their priorities in the session to come,” he said. “Standing side-by-side with my talented and committed Democratic colleagues, I feel certain that the Assembly is the right place for me, right now.”

Jorgensen is in his fourth term in the Assembly. Prior to his first election, Jorgensen worked on the assembly line at the Janesville General Motors plant and served as a shop steward for United Auto Workers Local 95.

He also worked as a radio announcer at WFAW in Fort Atkinson and other Wisconsin radio stations. Jorgensen is the son of Wisconsin dairy farmers. He and his wife, Toni, have been married more than 20 years and have three young children.

The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. If necessary, partisan primaries will be Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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