MADISON, Wisc. – Tim Michels is a proven business leader who brings diverse groups of people together to accomplish big things. As Governor, Tim will not follow the bunker-mentality of Tony Evers – he will regularly meet with legislative leaders as they work to get Wisconsin back on the right track.
Michels made the pledge Wednesday while campaigning in Dane County.
“Tony Evers refuses to even talk to Republican legislative leaders. You can’t be an effective leader if you refuse to talk and listen to people,” said Michels after speaking at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce’s Business Day event at the Monona Terrace in Madison. “I will talk with Republican and Democratic leaders every week. We won’t always agree, but I’m not afraid to keep the lines of communication open.”
Tony Evers’ idea of tackling a challenge is to put out a press release from his bunker and let staff run the office. He does not meet with legislators to discuss his top priorities. He doesn’t have regular meetings with legislative leaders. He rarely talks to them. His staff can’t be trusted. Even Democratic legislators get the cold shoulder on issues as important as the state budget.
“Tony Evers is protected by a bubble in Madison,” said Michels. “His staff limits his interactions with the public and even shields him from interacting with legislators and the press. That isolation is part of why he is an out-of-touch and weak leader. It helps explain how his many failures, from COVID shutdowns to the Kenosha riots, happened.”
Michels said he will hold scheduled, weekly conference calls with legislative leaders and will also regularly meet with other lawmakers. In the coming days Michels will further outline how his proven leadership style will impact how he’ll do the job and how he will lead Wisconsin as Governor.
About Tim Michels:
Tim Michels is a conservative businessman and veteran running for Governor of Wisconsin. Tim is a proven leader from outside the political establishment who is poised to clean up the mess in Madison and get things headed in the right direction. After serving in the Army for 12 years, Michels worked with his brothers to run Michels Corporation, which in the last 25 years has grown from a few hundred employees to a nationally-admired, multi-faceted construction company with more than 8,000 employees.