Former local radio news reporter runs as progressive for State Assembly
Lawmakers are not working in the interests of people and families and that’s why I have taken an active role to fight for what is important. After some hard lessons, I have grown to learn that democracy goes beyond the ballot box. I have been serving the community in different ways: First as a local Radio News Reporter and government watchdog and now as an activist for community-driven change. Our elected lawmakers are supposed to protect and fight for our ability to live better lives. I want to work hard to make that happen in Wisconsin. I’m listening and ready to work for you.
The most important thing to me is family. My partner, Jenn, and I have three kids: son Jakk, 10, and twin daughters Kennedy and Evelyn, 5. Jenn and I work full-time jobs, we struggle to pay bills and strive hard to save money. We work hard to give the best we can to our kids. We have spent the last several years working opposite schedules just to minimize childcare needs and costs. Our family is always asking why our health insurance doesn’t cover what we need. Why is mental health so inaccessible and unaffordable? Does our public school have the resources it needs to teach our kids? Will our kids be safe in school from gun violence?
While in broadcasting, I worked locally at WTAQ-FM and as a TV Producer at WBAY-TV. A career change led me to Schneider, one of Brown County’s largest employers. Volunteering for the issue-advocacy group Citizen Action Northeast Wisconsin is a rewarding experience. Together, we are working on issues like healthcare reform, promoting non-partisan redistricting reform, fighting against the rollback of environmental protections in our state, encouraging participation in democracy, and helped organize local opposition to the billions in taxpayer money being spent on Foxconn.