Rhinelander, Wis. — The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association announced its endorsement of Tom Tiffany for Congress on Thursday in Rhinelander.

“The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association strongly supports Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany as the next Congressman for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District,” said Bruce Enstrom, GLTPA President. “Tom has been a tireless advocate for Wisconsin’s timber and forest product’s industry since the first day he was elected to serve in Wisconsin’s Legislature. We are confident he will continue that strong representation and advocacy in the United States House of Representatives.”

“GLTPA usually does not take the step of endorsing a candidate,” said Henry Schienebeck, GLTPA Executive Director. “However, our board felt strongly that Tom Tiffany is the right leader to represent the interests of Northern Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s second-largest industry in the nation’s capital. Tom has been a leader on issues important to the health and vitality of our industry. He has authored or led on every major legislative or regulatory change that has positively impacted our industry over the last decade. He ensured raw forest products could get from the woods to the mills, sound science is used to manage private, state and federal forests, and that Wisconsin can compete on a level playing field with nearby states. We will miss Tom’s leadership and support in the State Capitol, but we look forward to the positive changes he will make in Washington for our region and industry.”

“I am thankful for the support of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals,” Tom Tiffany said. “I’m running to restore freedom and ensure opportunity for the people of Northern and Western Wisconsin. If elected, I work with President Trump to reduce unnecessary federal regulations that hurt the paper and forestry industry. The industry has provided great jobs for decades and will continue to do so if the government gets out of the way.”

In addition to this endorsement, Tom Tiffany has the support of Congressman Sean Duffy, Governor Scott Walker, Governor Tommy Thompson, Americans for Prosperity–Wisconsin, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, as well as several state legislators and county sheriffs from Northern and Western Wisconsin.

The special primary for the 7th Congressional District is on Tuesday, February 18.


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