Randy Bryce
Press Release

Bryce Calls on Ryan to Stop Deportation of Veteran in Wisconsin’s First District

"Speaker Ryan must immediately call for the release of this veteran who served our country twice in Afghanistan."

By - Feb 8th, 2018 12:05 pm
Paul Ryan. Photo from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

Paul Ryan. Photo from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

RACINE, WI – Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce released the following statement concerning a veteran currently held in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Bryce is running to replace Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s First.

“Speaker Ryan must immediately call for the release of this veteran who served our country twice in Afghanistan. Many of my fellow veterans struggled with PTSD and, as a result, substance abuse. To take this man who has paid for his mistakes from his two children is not right – to disregard his service because of a nearly 10-year-old offense is not right.”

About Randy Bryce

Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.

Randy Bryce for Congress

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Randy Bryce

Randy Bryce Takes 1 Point Lead in New Poll

The poll finds Randy Bryce at 45% and Bryan Steil at 44%.

Randy Bryce Announces Debate Participation

The debates will be held across the district in order to allow voters from every corner of Southeastern Wisconsin an opportunity to hear Randy's vision for building a bigger table.

Bryce Calls on Bryan Steil to Denouce Trump’s Attacks on the Press

"I know the real threats to this country-- and I can tell you the free press is not the enemy."

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us