Meet the Assembly Candidates at the SCCD General Meeting

 

Despite a horrible storm and no lights, the Democrats gathered around lanterns for the general meeting on July 12th. Just as the clock chimed 7:00 p.m. (well, around that time), the lights came on and the meeting began.

Introductions

Senator Patty Schachtner announced new initiatives to work with children with dyslexia. Wisconsin is behind even Mississippi and Alabama in literacy.

SCCD has a new Communications Coordinator, Sarah O'Neill. Sarah has launched a new website that will coordinate our eblasts, newsletter, Facebook and Twitter input. Visit the website to stay informed, sign-up for our newsletter, and connect with us on social media!

County Supervisor, Tammy Moothedan, announced that the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors is considering a countywide Cannabis Referendum.  The referendum has been presented to over 1 million Wisconsin voters.

There will be three options:

  1. No change in the law;
  2. Change in law to allow for medical use;
  3. Change in law to allow adults over age of 21 to have cannabis for medical and recreational use.

The referendum will be discussed at the August 3, 2018 Safety Committee and then further discussed and brought up for vote on August 8, 2018.

We have two new staff members for the 2018 campaign: Taylor Limberg, DPW Field Organizer and Danielle Melfi for the Tammy Baldwin campaign.

Speakers

We had the opportunity to meet all four of the people running for Assembly in St. Croix County. We have some spectacular, well-qualified candidates.

  • Kim Butler - 28th Assembly candidate
  • John Calabresse - 29th Assembly candidate
  • Barry Hammarback - 30th Assembly candidate
  • Ali Halzman - 75th Assembly candidate

Find your assembly district.

Want to know how your area voted in 2016? Find out, thanks to this New York Times interactive map.

 
Deborah Monicken