Dem Peng Her, CEO at the Hmong Institute, today announced his campaign for lieutenant governor.
Her has also worked as a small business owner and executive for nonprofit organizations. With the Hmong Institute, he focuses on providing education, training and outreach to improve health care and educational achievement for communities of color in the state.
He is the fourth Dem to get into the race for lieutenant governor, joining state Reps. David Bowen, of Milwaukee, and Sara Rodriguez, of Brookfield, and state Sen. Lena Taylor, of Milwaukee.
“I want to partner with Governor Evers to advance our shared values,” Her said. “We need to build a sustainable, fair economy and strong communities where everyone has the chance to succeed. I will put my skills and experience to work to serve all the people of this great state and make Wisconsin even better.”
Her and his family immigrated to the U.S. from Laos when he was 5. His campaign said he would be the first Hmong-American elected to statewide office in the country if he won.
See the release here.