Contact: Chris Olmstead
STEVENS POINT, Wis.— On September 26, State Senator and Senate President Pro Tempore, Patrick Testin, announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin.
Testin has served in the State Senate since 2016 representing District 24 encompassing parts of Central and Western Wisconsin, including the cities of Stevens Point, Sparta, Tomah, and Wautoma. In 2016, his election marked the first time a Republican had been elected by the 24th District since 1968. During his re-election in 2020 and against over $1 million supporting his Democratic opponent, his margin of victory increased to deliver a nearly 13% win.
Upon the announcement, Testin released the following statement:
“Since the 2020 election, I have been traveling the state and hearing from Wisconsinites in all corners of the Badger State. The single biggest concern I have heard is there is a leadership deficit in Madison. Under the failed Administration of Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes, Wisconsinites have seen their freedoms eroded, their children’s schools fail them, and their businesses collapse.
“Since 2016, I have been fighting for our conservative values in the State Senate, but playing defense against the catastrophic Evers/Barnes policies isn’t enough anymore: there is a better way forward. I’m joining this race because, in 2022, Wisconsin Republicans must go on offense to fight, win, and get our state back on the right track. I have a proven record of winning tough races, fighting for our conservative values, and bringing people together for the betterment of all Wisconsinites. In November 2022, a new Republican administration will unite the Badger State to take our economy to new heights, make sure our kids are getting the education they need, and that Wisconsinites remain free to pursue their American Dream.”