|“I fully endorse and support Jessi as she is running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 3rd District. Jessi is a young, vibrant candidate that embraces the conservative values of our area. She is family-oriented and truly cares about the people of Wisconsin. After meeting Jessi at a local meet and greet, I could not have been more impressed with her energy and knowledge surrounding the issues. Jessi spoke to us about our farmers, teachers, and military and what she will do to ensure Wisconsin, and our nation, keep moving ‘Forward.’ She is passionate about what needs to be done for our country and I truly believe she is the right person to sit in congress during these unprecedented times. Without a doubt, she is the right person for Wisconsin’s 3rd District.”
Colonel Michael Murphy (Ret)
Wisconsin Army National Guard
Colonel Michael Murphy (Ret) is a 31-year veteran of the United States Army. He has held numerous roles in the Wisconsin Army National Guard including commander of Echo Troop / 105th Cavalry in Balad, Iraq. As a part of President Bush’s “surge,” Colonel Murphy’s unit performed convoy security operations throughout the Iraqi Theater of Operations. He was awarded the Bronze Star and his unit earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal. In 2015, Colonel Murphy was named Suitability Division Chief to Active Duty at Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-1 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Colonel Murphy was also selected to work at Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There he served as a special projects officer and as the JSOC liaison officer to the European Command (EUCOM) and the Special Operations Command – Europe (SOCEUSR) in Stuttgart, Germany. He retired in 2019 after serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Mobilization Force Generation Installation at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Part of his 24 years working for the State of Wisconsin includes serving as the Director of Wisconsin’s Challenge Academy at Fort McCoy from 2012-2015. Throughout Colonel Murphy’s incredible military career, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and numerous other awards. He and his wife Jill are proud parents of two sons and one grandson.