Letter to the Editor | Vote Rick Gundrum for 58th District Assembly | By Ken Reiser

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Oct. 25, 2018 – Slinger, WI – Rick Gundrum is seeking re-election as our representative for the 58th Assembly district and he has my vote.

He is highly qualified with his past experience and possesses the conservative core by backing important issues:

* He supports Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin Right to Life, and Wisconsin Family Action.

* He has the endorsements of the NRA.

* Rick would never vote to eliminate pre-existing conditions from insurance plans.

* He supports Direct Primary Care and the Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan which will reduce premiums for those on private health plans.

* He believes more needs to be done with addressing mental health issues in schools and society, such as expanding programs like child psychiatry consultation and aid for student mental health in schools.

* He supports other life-saving treatment options including Right-To-Try and possession of CBD oil for certain medical conditions when prescribed by a physician.

During his 12-year tenure on the Washington County Board (recently as the County Board Chairman) and currently serving on the Village of Slinger Board,  Rick is proven to be a good steward of the taxpayer’s money without jeopardizing core services.

During that time Rick developed a solid track record of putting family’s first, shrinking government, and lowering taxes without reducing our quality of life.

As chairman of the Washing County Aging Disability Resource Center Board he made sure the elderly and those with disabilities are getting the services they need.  He advocated to update the vehicles for the shared ride taxi so that those in need could get to their appointments.

He was the caregiver for his parents and knows the importance of programs like family care and senior care.  Rick was an only child who gave up career opportunities outside of the state so he could remain here and care for his aging parents.  A good reflection of his true core values.

Rick supports funding all forms of education not just public schools but private, charter, and home schools.

Rick is willing to adjust education aid formulas to address inconsistencies in education aid.  He voted to increase sparsity aid to schools which included the West Bend and Slinger School Districts.  He voted to approve the $100 million School Safety Grant.  All schools in Washington County who applied received what they requested.

He believes all parents should have the right to choose where they send their children for the best education possible.  His opponent has pledged to not only raise taxes, but to defund school choice and divert those funds to public schools only.

He strongly supports vocational training as part of welfare reform and prison reform.

As a graduate of UW-WC he supports the reforms that expanded learning opportunities such as private and public partnerships at our technical colleges and the merger of UW-WC with UW-Milwaukee.

Rick strongly supports youth apprentice programs in our high schools and expansion to our middle schools.

Rick believes that all Wisconsin taxpayers should be taxed fairly which is why closing the “Dark Store” loophole is one of his top priorities.  Rick is currently serving on the 2018 Legislative Council Study Committee on Property Tax Assessment Practices to address the inequities.

Rick is open to reviewing levy limits, expenditure restraint program, and education aid formulas to ensure that there is fairness and that local needs are met when distributing state aids.


Ken Reiser




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