The following is a press release from the Ben Manski for state legislature campaign in Wisconsin:
MADISON – After the September 14th primary, Democratic assembly candidate and former Middleton Mayor Doug Zwank wasted no time announcing his strong support of Ben Manski for Wisconsin’s 77th Assembly District.
In his statement, Mayor Zwank said that, “I think Ben Manski is a fresh new face for District 77 and offers voters a strong alternative to the same old politics as usual. He is energetic, honest and forward thinking. With the gridlock in the legislature, we need Ben to represent the best interests of the people. I wholeheartedly support Ben Manski, the person who will re-establish my confidence in state government. It’s time for we voters to take back our state government and make it responsible to us, not PACs and special interest groups.”
Mayor Zwank’s support of Manski is the first in a series of important endorsements to be made public in the coming days and weeks. Since last week’s primary, the Manski campaign has received a cascade of contributions, well-wishes, and requests for campaign materials from voters who had supported Zwank, Wade, Imes, and Hesselbein in the Democratic primary. As Manski says, “Doug has defied partisanship and chosen progress, and I’m grateful for his support.”
Unlike his opponent, who took $192,000 from the coal industry to lobby against the environmental movement, Ben Manski has a long and consistent history of activism as a vocal leader in the fight for public education, the environment, workers rights, equal rights, and democratic reform. As the only candidate in the race who grew up in the 77th District, and lived there most of his life, Manski is drawing on a lifetime of achievement as his campaign picks up speed.
Concluded Mayor Zwank, “Even though I ran as a Democrat for Assembly District 77, I was very honest in expressing my dissatisfaction with both the Democratic and Republican parties. Both have lost sight of the people, and seem focused on issues that will generate the most campaign contributions for their re-election from PACs and special interest groups. The two parties also load the laws to favor incumbents and their own endorsed politicians.”
For more information, visit the campaign website at http://VoteManski.com