De Pere, WI – Democrat Joseph “Joey” Van Deurzen has filed to run to represent the 5th Assembly District. While watching the Assembly during the past few years, Van Deurzen has watched and complained about the direction it has been dragging our state toward. When he realized no Democrat was running, he needed to put his actions where his mouth was and filed his campaign.

Van Deurzen understands why no other Democrat has announced in this district and knows that it will be tough, but this does not make it any less necessary. The 5th Assembly District deserves a representative that will fight for the interests of working families, their present, and their future. A representative that knows that tax dollars should go to supporting actual people, via infrastructure, education, and healthcare, not to prop up the profits of mega-corporations.

About Joey:

“I am a lifelong Wisconsinite who was raised by parents who both grew up on dairy farms. When I was in middle and high school I worked on one of my grandparents’ farms and at another dairy. I spent my entire K-12 education in the West De Pere School District, where I learned the value of a great public education and amazing teachers.

I have watched the news for as long as I can remember, but what I see has only gotten worse. This includes coming home to my mom watching live coverage of school shootings and terrorist attacks when I was a kid. Growing up in this news climate gives young people a different perspective; one that is crucial in the changing world we are inheriting.

I can milk a cow and code a computer. My dad and grandpa taught me how to drive a tractor and to value the work I complete using it. When I was little I loved going to the barn so much that several times I even fell into the gutter. This is to say that I have the skills and the drive to fight hard for my constituents while I’m in the Capitol.”

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