I heard a negative radio campaign ad today by Beth Drew against Rep. Don Vruwink that seemed like it was inaccurate, so I asked Rep. Vruwink to clarify his positions.

The ad states that Rep. Vruwink voted against increased funding for public schools, Medicaid expansion and broadband internet; positions he has always supported.

This ad and a similar letter to the editor repeating these ideas is a distortion of the truth. In fact, the funding cuts to these three items in Gov. Evers' original budget, is what prompted Rep. Vruwink to vote against the budget.

Rep. Vruwink has always been an advocate for increased funding for public schools, Medicaid expansion and expanding broadband internet.

I personally know both candidates. Until now, I would have said I had respect for both of them, but Drew's decision to go negative and distort the truth is a disappointment to me.

She has every right to run for the office by stating her positions and contrasting how those positions might differ from those of her opponent, but running ads that distort the facts against her opponent in an attempt to draw votes is something I would not have expected from her.

Rep. Vruwink has always favored compromise with the other side of the aisle whenever he feels the result will benefit his constituents. He has never used any negative campaign ads.

I urge you to re-elect Rep. Don Vruwink, the candidate with the experience and integrity the voters of this district deserve.

DAVE BENDLIN

Milton

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