OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN–Today in Oak Creek, Bryan Steil received support for his reelection to Congress from a coalition of veterans from across Southeast Wisconsin including State Representative Ken Skowronski, State Senator Steve Nass, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Devin Gatton of Elkhorn. In total, more than thirty veterans have endorsed Steil’s reelection to Congress.
Steil’s opponent, a Washington, D.C. attorney with a $1.3 million home in D.C., has been accused by members of Wisconsin’s veterans community of deliberately misleading voters to believe he is a veteran, when in fact, Polack worked as a federal employee for the Treasury Department. Wisconsin veterans like Congressman Mike Gallagher, a Marine Corps veteran and Jason Church, an Army veteran who lost both of his legs to an IED explosion in Afghanistan have brought attention to this issue and urged Polack to apologize and remove the misleading ad.
“I made a promise to our veterans. A promise to fight for them and their families every day in Congress. I am proud to represent Southeast Wisconsin’s 45,000 veterans and work on their behalf. In my first two years in Congress, I’ve helped hundreds of veterans cut through the federal bureaucracy at the VA and helped pass legislation to provide mental health resources and increase access to quality health care for veterans. These men and women deserve the best care, treatment, and resources. I will continue working to provide for our American heroes,” said Steil.
“Congressman Steil has been a strong advocate for Wisconsin Veterans. He understands current issues our Veterans face and demonstrates the ability to help solve them,” said John Scocos, Iraq veteran and former Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary.
“I am proud to work with Bryan on issues of veteran welfare. He is a very strong advocate for veterans and he’s a person you can always count on. As a veteran myself, I appreciate Bryan’s work for all of us,” said Representative Skowronski.
“Congressman Steil has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to veterans, and he has committed himself to assisting these men and women receive and utilize the benefits they have earned,” said Senator Nass.