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Lancaster - The Wisconsin Pork Association Board of Directors announced they are endorsing the following pro-livestock and pro-agriculture/agri-business incumbents in the State Assembly and State Senate who are up for election on Nov. 8.

“The incumbents that we have chosen to endorse have a history of supporting agriculture in general and a variety of issues important to pork production,” said Bill Gnatzig, WPA President and chair of the WPA Public Policy Committee. “We encourage our members to get out and vote on November 8.  With many upcoming issues facing agriculture, it remains important to elect members to the Assembly and Senate who understand the daily challenges faced by farmers.”

Incumbents in the State Senate:
Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) 2nd Senate District
Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) 8th Senate District
Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) 10th Senate District
Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) 12th Senate District
Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) 14th Senate District
Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) 24th Senate District
Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) 32nd Senate District

Incumbents in the State Assembly:
Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) 1st Assembly District
Rep. Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) 5th Assembly District
Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) 6th Assembly District
Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) 14th Assembly District
Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) 15th Assembly District
Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) 18th Assembly District
Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) 28th Assembly District
Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) 31st Assembly District
Rep. Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva) 32nd Assembly District
Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) 34th Assembly District
Rep. Mary Czaja (R-Irma) 35th Assembly District
Rep. Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) 36th Assembly District
Rep. John Jagler (R-Watertown) 37th Assembly District
Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) 38th Assembly District
Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) 39th Assembly District
Rep. Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca) 40th Assembly District
Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) 41st Assembly District
Rep. Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) 42nd Assembly District
Rep. Debra Kolste (D-Janesville) 44th Assembly Distric

Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) 45th Assembly District
Rep. Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) 49th Assembly District
Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) 50th Assembly District
Rep. Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville) 51st Assembly District
Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) 52nd Assembly District
Rep. Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh) 53rd Assembly District
Rep. Mike Rohrkast (R-Neenah) 55th Assembly District
Rep. Robert Brooks (R-Saukville) 60th Assembly District
Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem) 61st Assembly District
Rep. Thomas Weatherston (R-Caledonia) 62nd Assembly District
Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) 63rd Assembly District
Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) 64th  Assembly District
Rep. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) 68th Assembly District
Rep. Bob Kulp (R-Stratford) 69th Assembly District
Rep. Nancy Vander Meer (R-Tomah) 70th Assembly District
Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) 72nd Assembly District
Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Rice Lake) 75th Assembly District
Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) 81st Assembly District
Rep. John Spiros (R-Marshfield) 86th Assembly District
Rep. James Edming (R-Glen Flora) 87th Assembly District
Rep. John Macco (R-Ledgeview) 88th Assembly District
Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) 89th Assembly District
Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau) 92nd Assembly District
Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) 93rd Assembly District
Rep. Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska) 94th Assembly District
Rep. Lee Nerison (R-Westby) 96th Assembly District

The Wisconsin Pork Association’s mission is to insure the future success of the Wisconsin pork industry.  WPA represents the interests of the pork industry members with a strong emphasis on social issues, public and government policies, environment, animal welfare and safety.

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