Van Mobley, 54, announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination to succeed Alberta Darling to represent Wisconsin Senate District 8.
Mobley is a Professor of History & Economics at Concordia University Wisconsin and is serving his fourth term as President of the Village of Thiensville.
Mobley earned a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA at Vanderbilt University. In addition to his roles in academia and local government, he has served in a variety of leadership positions in business.
Mobley resides in Thiensville with his wife, Susan, who is also a professor. They have two grown sons. Mobley is Rotarian and has served as the Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Club President. He is a member of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce, the Thiensville
Business Association, and First Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Recently, on behalf of the Village of Thiensville, Mobley successfully negotiated a merger of the Thiensville and Mequon fire and ambulance departments, improving these vital services and reducing costs for both communities in the long run.
Mobley issued the following statement:
Wisconsin government can and must be better.
In my local government service, I have proven that I can say no to bad ideas, yes to good ideas and work collaboratively to conceive and implement reasonable solutions. Too often in Madison, stalemate is the answer to every question. We must cease the bickering, return to our roots, and move forward together.
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We have a lot to do in Wisconsin. We need to reduce taxes and create a more favorable business environment that attracts and retains workers and employers. We must improve education and reduce crime if we are going to move our state and communities forward.
The people of the 8th Senate District want and deserve a Senator who is rooted in the community, not in Madison. They want a Senator who leads – particularly when times are tough. They want a Senator who brings people together. They want a Senator who believes in small, but effective, government and who knows that if the government fails to do its primary duties well, the state suffers.
With the support of the people of the 8th Senate District, I will be that Senator.