Contact: Steve Stanek
West Bend — Local businessman Steven J. Stanek announced his candidacy for the Wisconsin State Legislature. Governor Walker called a special election for the 58th Assembly District after Bob Gannon passed away unexpectedly last month. Stanek, a Republican from West Bend, became motivated to run after meeting with residents, business leaders, and community leaders throughout Washington County.
“I will fight hard for fiscal responsibility and a smarter, leaner government like the previous representatives of this district. I am eager to continue the legacy of strong, trustworthy, conservative leadership in .”
Stanek will emphasize active leadership and accountability to guide his priorities in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He is determined to address several issues starting on day one, which include protecting taxpayer dollars, job growth, regulatory reform and public safety.
“I am prepared to engage on ideas and opportunities that are fiscally responsible and respect taxpayer dollars,” Stanek said. “We need to encourage and empower job creators to accelerate manufacturing growth while lowering our tax and regulatory burdens,” he added.
In addition to his commitment to fiscal responsibility, Stanek is ready to work on initiatives that support public safety and especially law enforcement efforts to control the spread of crime and the magnified heroin situation in our communities.
Stanek and his wife, Linda, live in West Bend where they are raising three teenage children. As a business owner and community leader, Steve has experience in budgeting, negotiation, finance, compromise, and leadership.
Stanek’s current and past community service includes West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club Board, Holy Angels Parish Council, Holy Angels School Board Liaison, City of West Bend Value Task Force, Kettle Moraine YMCA youth athletics volunteer, Slinger Gridiron Football Club board member, Slinger Hoops Youth Basketball Coach, founding member of the Washington County Kings Baseball Club, West Bend Little League Coach, Washington County Boys and Girls Club Basketball Coach, West Bend East High School Assistant JV Basketball Coach, and West Bend RUSH Lacrosse Board Member.
Assembly District 58 includes the city of West Bend, the village of Slinger, and the village of Richfield in Washington County. The general election date has been set for January 16, 2018. If there is a primary election, it will be held on December 19, 2017.