Daniel challenging incumbent Swearingen in 34th Assembly District
For the Tomahawk Leader
RHINELANDER – Incumbent State Representative Rob Swearingen (R -Rhinelander) recently announced that he is seeking his sixth two-year term this fall. Challenger Eileen Daniel, Rhinelander City Council President, announced her candidacy for the 34th District last month.
Wisconsin’s 34th Assembly District encompasses all of Florence County, as well as parts of Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties.
In a press release, Swearingen stated he is proud of his work in the legislature, and is an advocate for lowering taxes, expanding broadband access, promoting tourism and addressing issues affecting Northwoods schools.
“As a restaurant owner, I understand firsthand the challenges our communities and businesses are facing with soaring gas prices and record high inflation,” he stated. “I will continue working to keep property taxes low, help businesses get back on their feet and get folks back to work.”
Swearingen is a lifelong Rhinelander resident and owns the Al-Gen Dinner Club with his wife, Amy.
In addition to her time on the city council, Daniel, a media and marketing professional, sites leadership roles in community and school nonprofit organizations.
According to a press release, Daniel has an opportunity to talk to and work with people who “consistently express frustration with the lack of initiative taken” by Swearingen, which has inspired her to seek a seat in the Assembly.
“Someone once told me that if you want to get something done, ask a busy person,” Daniel stated. “I guess that’s why people have no problem asking me for help when they need it. They know I’ll do everything I can to get it done.”
Daniel is an 18-year resident of Rhinelander and cites “clean water, strong public schools and a solid economy” as important issues.