WAUKESHA — Father, business attorney, former Badger football player, and candidate for Congress in the 5th district, Mike Van Someren, today released statement regarding reports of an incident at the West Bend Public Library polling place:

“I was devastated to see the reports of a man threatening a poll worker with a weapon in Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District. My campaign has been about listening to people and reducing the division stoked by my opponent and his allies. It’s time for a change. 

“I urge all citizens to treat each other with respect and protect our democracy. We should be thanking the volunteers on the front line of democracy like our election workers, not threatening them.”

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