State Sen. LaTonya Johnson
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LaTonya Johnson Announces Candidacy for State Senate

State Representative to run for Wisconsin’s 6th Senate District

By - Mar 1st, 2016 10:44 am

MILWAUKEE – Today, State Representative LaTonya Johnson announced her candidacy for the 6th State Senate District.

“I’m here today because I believe in my community, and the residents who, day in and day out, do the hard work of raising their families in this uncertain economy. I know the struggles that they face because I’ve faced many of them myself, and I also know that these obstacles can be overcome because of the strength and resilience that I see every day in neighborhoods across Milwaukee’s west side, “ said Johnson, “I have spent most of my adult life caring for Milwaukee’s children and their families, and since my election to the State Assembly in 2012, I have shared their hopes, their worries, and their dreams with my colleagues in the State Capitol–where too often, these voices have gone unheard or ignored.”

“As State Senator for the 6th Senate District, I promise that I will continue to tell anyone who will listen that Milwaukee is not a ‘once great’ American city, it is great, and the source of Milwaukee’s greatness is found in the lives of its quietly courageous citizens—the single mom working two jobs so that her child has books to read; the father who switches from second to third shift so he can coach his son’s baseball team; or the young teacher who, already weighed down by student debt, holds a fundraiser to buy supplies for her classroom.”

“These are the men and women whose shoulders Wisconsin’s greatest city rests upon,” said Johnson, “and, as long as I have the privilege of serving as their voice in Madison, I will keep telling their stories until the daily heroics of Milwaukee’s working families are given the respect and the support that they deserve from policymakers in our state government.”

Currently in her second term as State Representative for the 17th Assembly District, LaTonya has established a record as a champion for children, public safety, worker’s rights, women’s rights, corrections reform, and economic justice for all people. While maintaining a strongly progressive voting record, Johnson has also successfully worked across the aisle to pass legislation to benefit families across the state.
The 6th Senate District is located on Milwaukee’s Northwest side.

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One thought on “LaTonya Johnson Announces Candidacy for State Senate”

  1. MARY GLASS says:

    SENATE DISTRICT 6 is NOT up for grabs because of ENDORSEMENTS of representatives of a caucus group.

    Candidate Representative LA TONYA JOHNSON has to make herself known to Milwaukeeans – CORE CONSTITUENTS. We need to see what she has done in an aggregate fashion during her tenure as the Representative of District 17.

    She must sell her WORTH by her behavior and practices so far. We need to see where she has spent her time – who, when, where, how? We are looking for her “fingerprint” of Merit.

    She was one of the ones who SOLD OUT the People in the NBA MEGA Bucks Deal when it came time for her vote that has us strapped with 30 years of Involuntary Servitude of tax support. Too often, we the People really do not know many of the folk that come out for election. The candidates use broad-brushing sound-bytes to promote their messaging of non-substance. They SURROUND themselves with well-known neighborhood groups and leaders that are fleecing the people and perpetuating Enduring Concentrated Poverty. They SURROUND themselves with Democrat or Republican affiliation to garner their candidacy.

    We know there will be the pile-on of those who see Candidate Rep Johnson as a candidate to consider, and that is their right. However, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC will look at things like have you responded to inquiries by the People? Have you met regularly and forthrightly with the constituency of Milwaukee? What specifically you have done that merit you moving to the front of the line with LEADERSHIP and STEWARDSHIP? What can we expect from the 4 of you?

    We must look at behavior – patterns and practices – of anyone that is running for this office or any office. They must roll-up their sleeves, come to the People with substance specifics, 1-2-3 and show they are WORTHY of VOTE.

    So, if Candidate Representative LaTonya Johnson wants to be elected, she needs substance that speaks to leadership, stewardship, partnerships, entrepreneurship, citizenship, ownership, scholarship, fellowship and honoring Oath of Office.

    We demand re-defining, re-branding and UN-trapping incarcerated and the People of the 6th Senate District.

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