Now that we have many democratic candidates running for governor, it’s time to start thinking about our needs as citizens of Wisconsin. I have placed my confidence in state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma. She puts our needs first, not power, fame and money.

She is not ego driven.

Kathleen wants change in Wisconsin that benefits working folks and puts our needs up front when it comes to medical care, the environment, criminal justice, education, economy and jobs. Kathleen cares about women’s health, inequality and race relations, incarceration rates and wants to bring local control back to our cities and townships. She’s upset about Wisconsin sand being carried away in boxcars and the pollution of our farmland and natural water resources being gutted. She understands the needs of our farm communities and started her own career as a dairy farmer. She knows how hard current immigration policies have hurt our agricultural goals and the DACA folks. She wants the Department of Natural Resources restored with an independent director who will bring back our scientists!

I have recently heard Kathleen described as “the lioness of the Wisconsin Senate!” Do you know that she has been there since 2006 and that she writes her own alternative state budget every year? She knows our state budget upside down and backwards! She knows where our tax dollars are being spent, and she knows what priorities our state needs for us. For more information, please go to her comprehensive campaign website.

BARBARA FETT

Janesville

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