OCONTO – Today, longtime 89th district resident Elijah Behnke announces his run for the State Assembly to replace longtime representative John Nygren. The 89th Assembly district covers part of Marinette, Oconto and Brown counties.

Elijah is a lot of things: small business owner, ministry leader, outdoorsman, farmer, but most importantly, he’s a husband and father. Elijah was born and raised in the 89th Assembly district and now is raising his family near Oconto in Pensaukee. Elijah started his own business in college and today he continues to create jobs in the district.

“I was born and raised here in the 89th Assembly district. I am beyond honored to be running to represent this area. Representative Nygren leaves a record of success built on trust and hard work. Growing up on a farm taught many lessons that shape my North Woods principles, how to grow and provide for your own food, and to look out for one another. I want to bring my common sense conservatism and homegrown values to Madison. I’m a hometown entrepreneur. I realize that to be successful you need to stay within your means and invest in your community. You don’t spend money you don’t have. Those are lessons that many in Madison need to learn.”

Elijah wants to thank Representative Nygren for his years of service to the district, especially on combating opioid addiction and standing up for our business community. As the next state representative for the 89th district, Elijah will stand up for workforce development, conservation of our natural resources, access to broadband for residents, and for free and fair elections.

Elijah currently owns and operates a residential and commercial cleaning business in the district. He is a former youth pastor and a current ministry leader at his church. He also currently is a farmer who understands the troubles that many rural residents are facing. Elijah is an outsider who will shake up the Madison swamp and will represent the residents of the 89th with fresh ideas, grit and determination. Elijah Behnke believes the residents of the 89th deserve a candidate from the district because he knows the people and this is where he’s from.

At the moment, more information on Elijah and his platform can be found on his Facebook page, Elijah Behnke for Assembly. More information will follow in the coming days.

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