Milton resident and small-business owner Beth Drew is running as a Republican to represent the 43rd Assembly District.
Drew was re-elected this week to the Milton Town Board. In a campaign news release, she said she is looking forward to continuing her work with the fire commission and Rock River Boat Patrol while working with her fellow supervisors on town issues.
Rep. Don Vruwink, D-Milton, has represented the 43rd District since 2016. He said Thursday he has been busy with constituent concerns, but he plans to run for a third term and will release an announcement soon.
Drew has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Edgewood College and has worked in maternal child health. Drew said she has always felt drawn to the “miracle of childbirth.”
The news release states Drew, who opened Small Wonders Learning Center in 1998, “knows the importance of our youngest learners and the impact of that foundational development for our future. Coupled with the knowledge of small-business development, Drew will help to move the 43rd forward by strengthening the district’s health, business and educational climates.”
Drew said she holds fast to faith, life and leadership through empowerment.
“Wisconsinites are in the midst of very uncertain health and economic conditions. COVID-19 continues to leave a wake which leaves no one untouched in Wisconsin and in our world,” Drew said in the news release. “Whether it be through economics or health, these conditions will not magically change overnight, and we will likely see the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 for years to come.”
The 43rd District comprises portions of Rock, Walworth, Dane and Jefferson counties.