CEDARBURG – Chris Rahlf, candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly District 60, today issued the following statement:
“I’m proud to have the endorsement of the Wisconsin chapter of the Sierra Club. The chapter was named after John Muir, who founded the organization in the late 1800’s. He was known for his conservation efforts and was quoted as saying, “Oh that glorious Wisconsin wilderness.” We have lost sight of this concept here in Wisconsin over the past eight years and some politicians are pushing a false narrative that we can only spur business growth by rolling back environmental protections.
“I believe our economic future lies in renewing our commitment to clean air, land, and water and encouraging economic growth through businesses that embrace environmental sustainability as a core value. We also need to return the DNR to full staffing and allow them to protect and conserve our natural areas. I’m honored to have the Sierra Club’s support and look forward to working with them in the state assembly.”
As the daughter of Jerome Rahlf, who served in the U.S. Air Force, and Ann Rahlf, his British bride, Christine Rahlf spent most of her childhood on military bases in Germany and England. After graduating from Bitburg American High School, Chris moved to Wisconsin and earned an ROTC scholarship to Marquette University. She graduated with honors and received a commission in the United States Navy. When her husband, Rich, retired from the Navy, the family moved back to Wisconsin and Chris took a position with an electrical contracting company, Faith Technologies. Chris currently works as a construction management consultant. Rich and Chris live in Cedarburg with their two rescue dogs, Chief and Carson, and cat, Mugs. Their son James works for the Department of Veterans Affairs and serves in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Their son Andrew is an active duty Airman stationed with his family at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The election for the Wisconsin State Assembly District 60 is on November 6th.