My mother and father, George and Millie VanderMeer, helped make me who I am today. Both of them believed in service to others, whether it be in public service, community involvement or business. As small business owners in Tomah, they knew the importance of building strong relationships within the community and treating everyone with fairness, respect and humility. I hold these values close to my heart as I serve you in the state Assembly.

As your state representative, I have focused on strengthening our district and our great state in the areas of education, healthcare, and workforce development. I voted for historic investments in our public schools, support for workforce and apprentice programs and creating more access to mental health care.

Further, I am proud to have supported the fight against the opioid crisis through the HOPE Agenda (Heroin Opiate Prevention Education) to stop this epidemic from ravaging our communities. I am also proud to have worked on a package of legislation aimed at improving our state’s foster care system, which will help children and teenagers today and into the future.

Finally, I voted protect Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. No one should be denied health insurance simply because of a pre-existing condition, and I will make sure those with pre-existing conditions are covered.

During the last several months, I have had the opportunity to visit with thousands of friends and neighbors across our district.

Many times we discussed how our work in the legislature had directly changed their lives for the better. I appreciate our mutual focus to continue to move the 70th Assembly District and Wisconsin forward. Let’s continue to work together!

On Nov. 6, I respectfully ask for your support. It is an honor to serve you.

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Republican Nancy VanderMeer, Tomah, represents the 70th Assembly District.

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