With seven labor endorsements out of the gate, Shankland’s campaign is garnering momentum on day one.
STEVENS POINT, Wis—State Representative Katrina Shankland announced today she will be a candidate for Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District in the 2024 election.
“I am ready to roll up my sleeves and fight against extremism and get things done for our community–just as I’ve done in the state legislature.”
Shankland has served in the State Assembly for ten years and passed common-sense, bipartisan legislation during every single session she has served, under both Republican and Democratic governors.
“I was raised by public school teachers who taught me from a young age–don’t complain unless you’re going to do something about it. That’s exactly what I have done my entire career, deliver results for Wisconsin,” said Shankland. “I am running for Congress to bring some common sense to our nation’s capital.”
“From increasing access to affordable healthcare in rural areas, to creating jobs, to creating a community paramedic program, to helping farmers improve water quality–I have worked hard and been effective at finding middle ground with both parties to improve the lives of the people of Wisconsin,” said Shankland. “Extremists like Derrick Van Orden are ignoring the needs of working people because they are too focused on causing dysfunction. He’s had his chance and failed to live up to the promise of this serious commitment. It’s time for a new leader who will put working families first.”
Katrina Shankland has been endorsed by seven labor unions out of the gate, making her the only candidate in the race endorsed by labor:
- IBEW State Conference
- lAFF Local 425
- lAFF Local 484
- Pipe Trades Association
- SPARC AFT Local 6505
- Iron WorkersLocal 383
Raised by public school teachers, Katrina Shankland is a lifelong Wisconsinite. Both UW-Stevens Point graduates, Katrina and her husband live in Stevens Point with their dogs, Stitch and Lyra.