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Prominent Electeds and Former Electeds Throw Support Behind Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

Endorsements Led by Former Governor Tony Earl Show Geographic Diversity and Depth of Support for Nelson from Respected Leaders Across Wisconsin

By - Apr 6th, 2021 02:53 pm

Appleton, WI – Today the Nelson for Wisconsin campaign released a list of endorsements from prominent elected officials and former electeds, including former governor Tony Earl. Among the endorsers are two current state legislators, county supervisors and former electeds from all across Wisconsin. Tom Nelson said, “I’m honored to have the support of so many distinguished leaders from across Wisconsin. This is going to be a 72-county campaign that leaves no region behind and these leaders know my deep record of service to the people of Wisconsin. They know how hard I will fight for our farmers, workers and small businesses in Washington and not the interests of billionaires and Wall Street.”

List of Endorsers

“Honesty, integrity and hard work is exactly what we need in our next U.S. Senator and that is why I wholeheartedly endorse Tom Nelson. He will bring a breath of fresh air and be someone who will make Wisconsin proud again.”
Former Wisconsin Governor Tony Earl

“I’m proud to endorse Tom Nelson as the progressive Senator we need. His support for Medicare for All is what we need for Washington to finally fix our broken health care system. He will always protect a woman’s right to choose and has shown you can get results in a red county through hard work and real leadership.”
State Senator Kelda Roys (Madison)

“As the son of a Lutheran pastor who grew up in Little Chute, Tom Nelson understands very well the beauty and challenges of rural Wisconsin. He courageously helped save a local paper mill and he knows the importance of investing in our small businesses, family farms, while also being fiscally responsible. I was proud to serve with him in the State Assembly and see his leadership up close. He will be a fierce advocate for the Northwoods as a U.S. Senator.”
State Assembly member Nick Milroy (Superior)

“I was proud to serve with Tom in the Assembly and see his leadership fighting against payday lenders and preserving SeniorCare, a unique prescription drug program for the elderly. As a native from Fox River Valley, Tom knows how to win in tough areas which makes him the best candidate to be our next Senator.”
Former State Assembly member Jim Soletski (Green Bay)

“I’ve known Tom for over a decade since we were in the state legislature. I’ve never known a public official who worked as hard and that’s why we elected him to be our assistant leader in the Assembly. And when, in 2017, the death knell sounded for a historic paper valley mill that had been the community’s economic mainstay for 128 years, Tom led the way and, against all odds, the people won. It’s time we had a giant killer like Tom on our side. I am proud to endorse Tom Nelson to be our next U.S. Senator.”
Former State Assembly member Gary Sherman (Bayfield County)

“Tom has always put working families first since his time in the Assembly. He is passionate about reviving Wisconsin manufacturing, fighting unfair trade agreements and will fight for Wausau in the U.S. Senate.”
Former State Assembly member Donna Seidel, Assistant Minority Leader (Wausau)

“Tom Nelson is a lifelong Wisconsinite who grew up in a small town community. His fight for workers and to save the local paper mill shows he will leave no one behind in Wisconsin. I’m proud to endorse him for the U.S. Senate for his ability to bridge our urban-rural divides.”
Former State Assembly member Chris Danou (La Crosse County)

“From baling hay to bussing tables to working at a paper mill, Tom Nelson knows what working families are going through and has spent his career fighting for them. It’s time we have more Senators who aren’t millionaires and know the struggles of everyday Wisconsinites.”
Former State Senator Jess King (Fond du Lac)

“I’ve lived and worked in rural Wisconsin near my entire life. I know Tom Nelson will give Wisconsin rural communities a strong voice in the U.S. Senate.”
Former State Assembly member Stan Gruszynski (Stevens Point)

“I have been impressed with Tom Nelson since we served together in the State Assembly. He was someone who got things done by working both sides of the aisle. I’m glad to endorse him for the U.S. Senate so we can have an effective voice for Wisconsin.”
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman

“I’ve been proud to serve the residents of Outagamie county with Tom Nelson, and I’m even more proud to endorse him for US Senate. He’s a proven leader with real working class values.”
Outagamie County Board Supervisor Vice-Chair Travis Thyssen

“Tom’s leadership in Appleton – and all of Outagamie county – throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is indicative of how well he’ll serve all of Wisconsin. In times of crisis and instability, Tom led our county fearlessly, and that’s why I trust him as my next United States Senator.”
Outagamie County Board Supervisor Chris Croatt

“Tom Nelson is the progressive leader we need in the Senate. As Ron Johnson continues to flounder, I am confident in Tom’s people-first leadership that will uplift Wisconsin’s economy, schools, and industries throughout this pandemic and beyond it.”
Outagamie County Board Supervisor Cindy Fallona

“Tom is a proven leader who has dedicated his career to serving the people of Wisconsin. Under his current leadership as County Executive, Outagamie County has achieved a AAA rating and has been consistently acknowledged as one of the best run counties in the state of Wisconsin.”
Outagamie County Board Supervisor Jeff McCabe

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