Ripon, WI — Ripon resident Nate Zimdars is formally announcing his campaign to serve as State Representative for Wisconsin State Assembly District 41.

            Zimdars, previously running as a Democrat for State Senate District 14, shared, “After much prayer and conversation with close family, friends, and supporters, I have decided to transition my Senate campaign into a campaign for State Assembly. While I am changing races, my motivation for running and the rural priorities my campaign champions have only grown more relevant. Together, we can bring about positive change and ensure that rural spaces throughout our state continue to be places where everyone can work, live, and truly thrive. We need a representative who listens to and engages with everyone, regardless their political affiliation. There is currently too much divisiveness in Madison. This has to stop. If elected, I won’t blindly vote along party lines. I will vote for what in in the best interests of the people in the 41st Assembly District. I am the candidate who can do this.”

The Zimdars campaign has focused on investment in rural infrastructure. The Assembly candidate’s platform prioritizes initiatives that “keep our farmers in the milking parlor and planting the fields”, provide broadband access for everyone, improve local roads, invest in small businesses, and support clean water systems. As a survivor of sexual assault and with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, Nate knows that rural Wisconsin is a place full of diverse people who deserve the highest quality support from our justice, social, and healthcare services.

Zimdars serves locally as President of the Ripon FFA Alumni chapter, sits on the Board of Directors for the Fond du Lac County Farm Bureau, and is an elected member of the Ripon Area School Board and the Ripon Education Foundation. At the state level, Nate serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and is the President Elect of the Wisconsin FFA Alumni. Nate currently works third shift on the production line at Saputo Cheese in the small farming community of Alto. He also enjoys visiting various organizations and events as a public speaker sharing presentations on topics including his experience in international living, the importance of agriculture advocacy, and raising awareness of sexual assault.

            Nate is excited to continue traveling across the district and looks forward to hearing more about the concerns and ideas of voters now until Election Day in November.

            For more information on Nate and his campaign priorities, visit or follow him on Facebook at Nate Zimdars for Assembly, Twitter at @Nate4Wisconsin, or Instagram at zimdars4assembly.

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