Contact: Maura Tracy, (414) 553-6257
FOX POINT, WISCONSIN – Progressive businessman Andy Gronik announced today that he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018.
“It is clear to me that Governor Walker has failed our state. He’s put politics over people and Wisconsinites have paid the price. It’s time for a different kind of leadership in Madison. I’m a business leader with the progressive values necessary to beat Governor Scott Walker and make living in Wisconsin better for all of our residents.”
Gronik created one of the largest appraisal and consulting companies of its type in the world. Each year his business helped thousands of struggling businesses solve problems and access billions of dollars so they could grow and create jobs.
“Back when I was getting started, it seemed to me that if you worked hard, you could overcome challenges and have a fair shot at the American dream. But in the last few years, I’ve become increasingly concerned that the opportunities that were available to me and my family are becoming out of reach for too many.”
Two years ago, Gronik founded an organization dedicated to bringing people together to propose bold ideas for how to move Wisconsin forward.
“I’ve listen to hundreds of people across Wisconsin, and after having countless conversations with families at kitchen tables, it is clear to me that Governor Walker has failed our state. He’s put politics over people and Wisconsinites have paid the price. But I’ve also realized that working together, we can make Wisconsin a global leader, strengthen our public schools and create good-paying jobs in science, technology, manufacturing and agriculture.”