Contact: Nathan Henry
Green Bay, Wisconsin – Tony Evers, State Superintendent of Public Schools and Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, is proud to announce the strong support of former Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. “Today, I am proud to announce my strong support for Tony Evers for Governor. Tony is a hard-worker, a winner and cannot be bought. Like all of us, Tony is fiscally responsible and socially progressive. Tony is the change we need,” Dr. Kagen said.
“It’s hard to find anyone in Madison who has done more than Tony to lift up working class families and their children. No wonder Tony won re-election in a landslide this spring. I trust Tony to bring about the positive changes we need in Madison, and humbly ask you to join him in building a better future for all of us,” Kagen commented.
In 2006, Allergy and Asthma Specialist Dr. Steve Kagen ran for public office for the first time in his life to guarantee access to healthcare for all of us – and he succeeded. His historic legislation banned discrimination by health insurance companies against patients with pre-existing medical conditions, and now no family will lose their home just because a child or family member has a serious accident or becomes ill. While in Congress, Kagen also helped pass the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, helped save Wisconsin’s SeniorCare prescription drug program, strengthened Medicare, promoted equal rights for women, created thousands of higher-wage jobs building Wisconsin’s roads and bridges and the U.S. Navy’s LCS ships in Marinette and Sturgeon Bay.
“Small business owners are the real job creators in our economy, and they are struggling to keep their heads above water, as workers’ wages keep falling. Up here, people feel like professional politicians in Madison have left them behind. Frankly, they’re not wrong,” Kagen commented. “Tony is one of us; he understands the challenges we face. Throughout his career, Tony has lived and worked all over Wisconsin including here in the Fox River Valley. It’s time we have a Governor who cares about us – not big money special interests who run the show in Madison today.”
Tony Evers won three statewide elections as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, winning 70 of 72 counties in his last election with 70 percent of the vote. Evers has been educating our kids his entire career as a science teacher, high school principal and school district superintendent. As State Superintendent, Evers is responsible for over 70,000 educators and 860,000 students. Evers is proud to be the father of three children and six grandchildren, raising his family in Plymouth, Baraboo, Tomah, Oakfield, Omro, Oshkosh and Verona.