Whom do you like: Ringhand or Schmidt?

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Greg Peck
October 29, 2012

The 45th Assembly District has undergone an extreme makeover, and Tuesday’s election pits Democrat Janis Ringhand of Evansville against Republican Beth Schmidt of Orfordville.

Both earned technical college degrees—Ringhand in finance and Schmidt in accounting. Both have served local government and volunteered in their communities.

Ringhand already has two years of experience in the Legislature, having been elected to the old 80th District in 2010. Redistricting, however, moved Evansville into the 45th District.

The 45th encompasses many rural areas and also Brodhead, much of Beloit and the villages of Orfordville and Albany.

Which candidate do you think is best equipped to serve this mix of residents? We’ll share our views in our endorsement editorial Tuesday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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