Local resident and long-time finance executive, Aaron Matteson, announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly
I envision a State that, once again, leads the nation in clean government, fair play and equality of opportunity for its citizens.
Lisbon – Aaron Matteson, candidate for Wisconsin’s 22nd Assembly District, today issued the following statement:
“I am happy and humbled to announce my candidacy for Representative to the Wisconsin Assembly, District 22. As a life-long resident and fifth-generation Wisconsinite, I understand the needs and potential of our great State. I have watched, for too long, as our current State government has degraded our education system, environment, and economy in favor of outside, wealthy interests. The State Government has not acted in the best, long-term interests of its own citizens and has, instead, bowed to corporate and partisan gain.
I envision a State that, once again, leads the nation in clean government, fair play and equality of opportunity for its citizens. Wisconsin used to be widely acclaimed for its values of high ethics, community service and common kindness. We are now becoming increasingly known for denying citizen participation in government, eliminating municipal government authority and selling off its resources to benefit a few, outside, wealthy donors.
I have been a finance executive in some of Wisconsin’s oldest and most successful corporations as well as a university teacher in a foreign country. These experiences, tempered by my foundation as the son of dairy farmers who grew up during the Great Depression, give me a unique perspective on our State’s history and culture. The “Wisconsin Idea” is not just a slogan, but a statement of ideals and direction that we have strayed from over the past seven years. I intend to help us return to these simple, yet vital goals.”
Aaron J. Matteson is a resident of The Town of Lisbon, a former finance executive and university lecturer, and is running to represent the 22nd Assembly District in the Democratic primary election on August 14, 2018 and in the general election on November 6, 2018.
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