WEST ALLIS, WI — Jessica Katzenmeyer (D) is excited to announce her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives to represent the 5th Congressional District in the State of Wisconsin.
“We need a government that works for the people,” said Katzenmeyer. “Our leaders who represent us should be the everyday people of our communities. As a self-employed contractor, I understand the struggle many Americans are facing. We need bold leaders with bold ideas who are not afraid to listen to different perspectives and get things done.”
Katzenmeyer is proud and honored to be the first ever transgender congressional candidate in the history of Wisconsin. In 2020, Jessica ran for Wisconsin State Assembly with the hope of helping other Wisconsinites who know what it means to struggle. She became a leading voice in Wisconsin on LGBTQ rights as the state’s second-ever transgender candidate to run for state office, quickly gaining national recognition as an alum of the Victory Institute and being named a top-10 candidate to watch in multiple publications.
With healthcare as a priority, Katzenmeyer’s vision to move America forward focuses on expanding healthcare coverage, supporting our small businesses, and moving toward clean and sustainable infrastructure.
“It’s not about the past, but how we are going to move toward a brighter future,” said Katzenmeyer. “It’s a vision about how we are going to help people and have a positive impact on their lives. It’s a vision of living in a country where we don’t ever have to worry about going into debt or filing for bankruptcy over medical bills. It’s about a vision of living in a country operating on clean energy, breathing clean air, and drinking clean water.”
With a proud union background, Katzenmeyer worked for UPS for over 12 years, where she was an active member of Teamsters Local 344. Still serving her community, Katzenmeyer continues to volunteer with local and statewide campaigns and advocate for LGBTQ rights. She currently serves on the City of West Allis Plan Commission.
Wisconsin’ fifth congressional district covers Washington and Jefferson counties, most of Waukesha County, and portions of Dodge, Milwaukee, and Walworth counties.
The primary election will be held on August 9, 2022, with the general election on November 8, 2022.
Today, on Monday, October 4th, Katzenmeyer will be hosting a Campaign Kickoff event from 4:00-6:00 p.m. with a press conference beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at Public Table restaurant located at 5835 W. National Ave, West Allis, WI 53214.
To learn more about Jessica and her vision, please go to jessicaforwis.com. For updates, follow her at @JessicaForWis on social media.