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MILWAUKEE – Former US Senator Herb Kohl announced his endorsement of State Superintendent Tony Evers in his run for Governor. Kohl, who retired from the US Senate in 2012 after 24 years of public service, cites Evers strong leadership experience and ability to bring us together in his endorsement of Evers.
“I am proud today to announce my endorsement of my friend, Tony Evers, for Governor. I’m supporting Tony because he’s a different kind of candidate. He’s taught in a classroom and led a school. He has changed lives one kid at a time,” Kohl said. “Now he leads a state agency responsible for educating all Wisconsin kids, and he’s changing lives there too. That’s why over 70% of us voted to re-elect Tony last April.”
Kohl, famous for being “Nobody’s Senator but Yours” also previously helped build his family’s grocery and department store business, Kohl’s, into a true Wisconsin success story.
“Tony has succeeded because he knows how to bring people together to solve problems. He treats people fairly and with respect. He gets things done,” Kohl commented. “Over the past seven years, Wisconsin hasn’t had enough leaders like Tony. The politicians in charge in Madison have focused on pointing figures and pitting people against each other. They’re making our problems worse, and people are suffering as a result. With Tony as Governor, this nonsense stops. I believe that Tony will bring the right kind of change to our state,” Kohl concluded.
Tony Evers has been elected three times to serve as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, winning 70 of 72 counties in his last election, with 70 percent of the vote statewide. Evers has spent his entire career educating our kids, previously working as a science teacher, a high school principal and as school district superintendent. As State Superintendent, Evers runs one of the largest agencies in the state, with responsibility over 70,000 educators and 860,000 students. Evers is the father of 3 children and 6 grandchildren, raising his family in communities throughout Wisconsin, including Plymouth, Baraboo, Tomah, Oakfield, Omro, Oshkosh and Verona.