RACINE

A chiropractor from Racine has qualified for the ballot in the 1st Congressional District race and will be one of three names on the November ballot.

Ken Yorgan, who had not yet been approved for the ballot when The Gazette reported Saturday on who had qualified, will run as an independent.

The Gazette incorrectly reported Saturday that he was a Republican.

Yorgan will face the winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries Aug. 14. Six Republicans and two Democrats are on those ballots.

Yorgan, 71, says he has practiced chiropractic medicine for 35 years in Racine and served on the state chiropractic association’s board of directors in the 1990s and on the organization’s government affairs and peer review committees.

Yorgan has been chairman of the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice and the Racine Inner City Council on Substance Abuse.

“Like so many others, I’ve become completely disenchanted with both Republicans and Democrats,” Yorgan said in a news release. “They keep a constant battle going among themselves, and at the end of the day, they get nothing done, which is exactly what I believe the people who own both parties want. It’s time to change how the game is played, and only independent representatives are going to do that.”

Asked about incumbent Rep. Paul Ryan, who is not running for re-election, Yorgan said, “Mr. Ryan’s policies were primarily designed to benefit those who were best positioned to financially support his congressional campaigns. I intend to serve all citizens of the 1st District as their representative to the federal government.”

Also, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has approved Democrat Cathy Myers for the ballot. Her application was still pending when The Gazette last reported who had qualified.

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