Republican announces plans to challenge Sheridan

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
— A Janesville native touted his character and integrity as he announced plans Tuesday to challenge Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, this fall.

“The residents of Janesville deserve a candidate willing to work for them and fight for their interests in Madison,” Republican Ken Brotheridge, 24, said in a news release.

“I firmly believe that I have the character needed to represent the residents of Janesville. … I believe it is time that Janesville has a representative that exemplifies 100 percent integrity, 100 percent of the time.”

Brotheridge will run against Sheridan for the 44th State Assembly District, which covers most of Janesville.

Brotheridge said he plans to focus on reducing the tax burden and encouraging job growth.

“My campaign has pledged to cut the state’s budget so that the residents of Janesville don’t have to cut theirs,” he said.

Brotheridge has a political science and business administration degree from UW-Platteville and has worked for Rep. Paul Ryan’s campaign and constituent offices. He works in the higher education system in Rockford, Ill.

Brotheridge is a member of the Republican Party of Rock County and St. Paul’s Lutheran Evangelical Church.

He said one of his top priorities is reducing individual income tax rates and lowering the tax rates on capital gains.

“As a staunch fiscal conservative, I will work to lower unemployment rates, increase job retention rates and better the economic climate in Janesville,” he said in the release.

“The residents of the 44th Assembly District deserve better representation and leadership in Madison,” he said. “Moreover, I look forward to working with the residents of Janesville and restoring Janesville as a thriving business center in southcentral Wisconsin.”

Last updated: 1:23 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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