Feb. 9, 2018 – Stockbridge, WI – Watch for another candidate to enter the race to succeed Rep. Jesse Kremer in the 59th Assembly District.
Ty Bodden is scheduled to formally announce his candidacy in the coming days.
“I’ve been into politics almost my whole life,” said Bodden. He put a start date to his interest at 2004 when he met President George W. Bush.
Bodden was Jesse Kremer’s campaign manager in 2014. He assisted Duey Stroebel in a special election campaign in 2015 and has worked in the past with Congressman Glenn Grothman.
The 24 year old is currently a member of the Stockbridge Village Board.
“I am from the district, I’ve lived in Kewaskum and in St. Cloud and the Holy Land,” he said acknowledging he does not currently live in the 59th Assembly District.
Born in Madison, Bodden moved to Highland Avenue in Kewaskum before residing in St. Cloud.
Growing up he attended Consolidated Catholic Schools in Lomira & Theresa until 8th grade, where he played basketball against Shepard of the Hills in Eden, St. Matthew’s in Campbellsport and Holy Trinity in Kewaskum.
Bodden attended Stockbridge High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration, along with a Business Administration minor, from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.
While there, he was the Co-founder and Vice-President of the College Republicans. He will be graduating with his Master’s in Public Administration this May. Bodden married his high school sweetheart, Paige, in July of 2016. The two have been together nearly nine years.
Bodden is currently the Farm and Nonprofit Manager of Cristo Rey Ranch, which is located adjacent to Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary. Cristo Rey Ranch is a farm and a nonprofit organization that focuses on animal therapy for children and young adults with autism and other disabilities.
The organization also provide services for the elderly and it has a work-training program for people with special needs. Bodden is also a coach of the Stockbridge 7th and 8th grade middle school basketball team.
A pro-life advocate and an NRA member, Bodden is a strong supporter of 2nd amendment rights.
He promises to protect and support the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, as well as the Constitution of the United States of America. One of his main goals is to create and support policies that help farmers.
In addition to that, he wants to make sure there are more job training opportunities for high school and college students, especially tech school students.
Bodden pledges to “be transparent and will respond to every legitimate call and email received.”
Bodden is the third candidate to announce his intentions for the 59th Assembly District. On Jan. 28, Rachel Mixon announced at the Washington County Republican Lincoln Day Lunch she was running and Fond du Lac County Supervisor Ken Depperman will reportedly make a formal announcement about his candidacy later this month.
The 59th Assembly District extends through portions of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and Washington counties.
Rep. Kremer announced he will not seek a third term.