MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Clerk George L. Christenson announced his endorsement of Tony Evers for Governor of Wisconsin today.
“Tony Evers has a strong track record serving the citizens of Wisconsin as State Superintendent of our public schools,“ said Clerk Christenson. “His experience is what sets him apart from the crowded field of gubernatorial candidates. I believe he is the right person at the right time to be the next Governor of the State of Wisconsin.”
Evers, who has been endorsed by US Senator Herb Kohl, also earned the support of former primary opponent, Rep. Dana Wachs, who exited the race just over one week ago. Evers also announced the endorsement of former Congressman Dave Obey last week Monday.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not interested in sitting on the sidelines. Wisconsin’s future is at stake,” stated Christenson. “I did my homework and chose the candidate I believe has the best chance of winning in November.” Evers has won statewide three times, most recently winning one year ago with 70 percent of the vote and winning 70 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.
As Clerk for Wisconsin’s largest county, Christenson’s endorsement adds to the momentum Evers gained from a recent Marquette University poll that shows him leading all Democratic candidates. George Christenson is the second County Clerk to endorse Tony Evers. Scott McDonell, Clerk of Wisconsin’s second largest county, Dane, endorsed Evers early on.
Clerk Christenson cited Evers’ passion for education, his understanding of economic development and infrastructure needs, commitment to protecting natural resources, administrative experience and statewide name recognition as the leading factors for his support.
“Tony Evers has been a champion for our children and our schools,” Christenson said. “He has demonstrated his clear commitment to progressive values and has what it takes to be an effective leader for the State of Wisconsin. This is why Tony has my support,” Christenson concluded.
The Wisconsin 2018 Fall Primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 14.