Green Bay, WI – Tuesday evening, Congressman Mike Gallagher was elected to represent Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Gallagher, a Green Bay native and Marine Corps veteran, is leading Democratic Assemblywoman Amanda Stuck by a total of 65-35% with over 80% of the vote reported.
In his victory speech, Congressman Gallagher thanked his family, volunteers, and all those in Northeast Wisconsin for the opportunity to work on their behalf. He also called on people in Northeast Wisconsin to come together and respect each other, no matter their political differences.
“I am honored and humbled by the trust Northeast Wisconsin has placed in me for another term. This year has brought unprecedented challenges, and I have witnessed Northeast Wisconsin meet those challenges head-on, with courage and compassion. This virus has upended our daily lives. It’s changed the way we work, the way we take our kids to school, and the way we worship. And tonight, it’s changed the way we celebrate our elections.
But while the virus can spoil a party, it cannot change our character as a community and a country. Here in Northeast Wisconsin, no matter what the challenge, we work together to get through it and protect those we love.
We will get through this challenge and emerge stronger on the other side. I know we can get Northeastern Wisconsin’s economy thriving again, we can break through the partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C., and we can fix what’s broken in our healthcare system.
I have always treated my time in Congress like a deployment, not a career. I promise to spend the next two years fighting for principled solutions to problems so that Northeast Wisconsin remains the best place in the country to raise a family and America remains the greatest country on earth.
On Wisconsin and God Bless America.”
When the pandemic hit, Congressman Gallagher led efforts to help Northeast Wisconsin respond to the challenges of COVID-19. He secured 100,00 masks for frontline workers, partnered with the local health department to collect thousands of pieces of PPE, provided contributions from his campaign to local nonprofits, and worked with food banks to deliver meals to struggling families.
Congressman Gallagher was first elected to the House of Representative in 2016, winning his first campaign by 26% over Democrat Tom Nelson. In 2018, he won re-election by 27% in 2018 over Democrat attorney Beau Liegeois. Mike and his wife Anne reside in Green Bay with their daughter Grace.