Every citizen has a representative in the state Assembly, but as a county, due to the way district maps are drawn, Monroe County has a total of three which will be elected on Election Day, Nov. 6.
Representative Nancy VanderMeer (70th) is a candidate for re-election after two terms in the Assembly. VanderMeer was a successful automobile business owner, is married to a dairy farmer, has been involved in numerous public service opportunities in the Tomah area and has received much recognition for past accomplishments. She will continue to work for the citizens of western Wisconsin. VanderMeer has represented all the citizens of the 70th Assembly District in an admirable way the past four years.
Representatives Brooks (50th) and Nerison (96th) are retiring. Tony Kurtz, the former Congressional candidate, retired Army helicopter pilot and safety expert and current crops farmer, is the best candidate for the 50th Assembly District. Since his campaign for Congress, Kurtz has gained valuable experience in public service.
In the 96th, Loren Oldenburg, a dairy farmer with leadership experience in town government and two agricultural cooperatives, knows firsthand that public leadership involves communication and collaboration. Oldenburg is the best candidate for the 96th Assembly District.
Individually, VanderMeer, Kurtz, and Oldenburg will represent all their constituents well. Together, they will represent the citizens of Monroe and neighboring counties really well! Get informed, get involved, and vote for one of these leaders as your candidate for Assembly on Nov. 6.