Democrat Eduard Vocke enters 12th Senate District race
Minocqua resident joins Republican Rep. Mary Felzkowski in seeking Sen. Tom Tiffany’s seat
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WISCONSIN – Democrat Eduard Vocke announced his candidacy to represent Wisconsin’s 12th Senate District earlier this month. Vocke, a Minocqua resident, joins Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) in the race to replace Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua), who is running for Congress.
According to his campaign’s Facebook page, four generations of Vocke’s family have lived in Northern Wisconsin, including his young son. Vocke was raised in a large family of “nurses, of social workers, of hospice caregivers, of mayors, mothers, judges, carpenters, and fighter pilots.”
“There is never a job too small, or a feat too large that doesn’t deserve sincere attention with care, concern, and thoughtfulness—and that’s what he wants to bring to Madison,” his campaign says. “To represent the people of northern Wisconsin with the same thought, care, and concern that he was raised to give.”
Vocke spent time in Madison introducing “bi-partisan legislation to help put money in the pockets of our family farmers,” his campaign says.
“As an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin system, he understands what an affordable quality education means for the future of our youth. As a hospitality industry veteran, he knows what it takes to make sure our small business owners succeed, and he understands the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis,” states his campaign.
In the State Senate, Vocke seeks to “be a voice for the people of northern Wisconsin—our family farmers, our sportsmen, our restaurant and hospitality workers, our hardworking healthcare professionals, and our veterans—those who work everyday to keep us safe, and healthy, and fed in these uncertain times.”
“In these changing times we can’t afford to listen to the same voices that put us in this mess,” Vocke stated. “We need fresh ideas, action-steps, and real results. The people of northern Wisconsin deserve their say, and I am honored to be their voice.”