Buress earns endorsement from Green Lake Co. Dems & Friends at July meeting

At its reg­u­lar month­ly meet­ing, July 7, the Green Lake Co. Dems & Friends unan­i­mous­ly endorsed Frank Buress for the 41st state Assem­bly seat cur­rent­ly held by Repub­li­can Joan Ball­weg. Buress, (shown cam­paign­ing at last week’s Mar­quette Co. fair is on the right in the pho­to to the right), and Ball­weg do not have pri­ma­ry chal­lengers so vot­ers won’t get a chance to indi­cate their pref­er­ence until the Nov. 6 genera;l elec­tion.

In announc­ing the endorse­ment, Lin­da Wilkens, chair of the Green Lake Co. group, said. “Frank Buress deserves our sup­port as his stance on key issues, such as our oppo­si­tion to the Repub­li­can party’s sup­port for allow­ing unlim­it­ed out­side mon­ey to undu­ly influ­ence our elec­tions and his sup­port for lim­it­ing the flow of tax­pay­er dol­lars out of local school dis­tricts to pay for pri­vate schools is crit­i­cal.”

Buress, whose Face­book page can be accessed here, said in learn­ing of the endorse­ment, ” I am pleased that the Green Lake Co Dems & Friends has demon­strat­ed its sup­port for my can­di­da­cy. Its sup­port has been there since day one and its mem­bers were instru­men­tal in help­ing me gain the nec­es­sary sig­na­tures for my nom­i­na­tion papers in June.”

Buress par­tic­i­pat­ed in the July 4 parade and cel­e­bra­tion in Green Lake last week along­side about a dozen mem­bers of the group. View pho­tos from the parade.

Area vot­ers will get a chance to hear from both Buress and Ball­weg on Sept. 18 at a debate being host­ed by Ripon College’s Cen­ter for Pol­i­tics and the Peo­ple.

Join us Saturday as Buress explains why he thinks he can defeat Ballweg in battle for 41st District Assembly seat

Join us this Sat­ur­day, May 5, for the May 5 meet­ing of the Green Lake Coun­ty Dems & Friends. Frank Buress who is run­ning for the 41st State Assem­bly seat now occu­pied by incum­bent Repub­li­can Joan Ball­weg, will be the main speak­er.

Buress, from West­field, has already estab­lished a Face­book page and he and a small army of vol­un­teers have been out gath­er­ing sig­na­tures for his reg­is­tra­tion fil­ing. The meet­ing, which is open to the pub­lic, starts at 10 a.m. at the Caesteck­er Pub­lic Library, 518 Hill Street, Green Lake. In addi­tion to mak­ing a short pre­sen­ta­tion, Buress, right in pho­to, will be avail­able to answer ques­tions.

Also on the agen­da for the meet­ing are updates on a dis­cus­sion on our new web­site and enhanced Face­book pages. The web­site is under­go­ing final test­ing but will be avail­able for view­ing on Sat­ur­day morn­ing. The Face­book page, set up by mem­ber Joe Kallas, can be viewed here.

Wednes­day evening, Buress was one of the can­di­dates fea­tured at a 4-coun­ty can­di­dates forum in Mon­tel­lo spon­sored by the Mar­quette Coun­ty Dems. Also speak­ing Wednes­day were Kel­da Roys and William Davis III.

A guber­na­to­r­i­al can­di­date, Roys, wants to rep­re­sent us on the bal­lot in Novem­ber, First, how­ev­er, she and about 15 oth­er Dems will square off in the August 14 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty Pri­ma­ry to earn the right to take on incum­bent Repub­li­can Gov­er­nor Scott Walk­er. Check out her web­site. Davis, from Madi­son, is seek­ing the Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor chair now held by Repub­li­can Rebec­ca Kleefisch.

Next meet­ing for the Green Lake Coun­ty Dems & Friends is June 2. Check our Face­book page fore up-to-date infor­ma­tion on the meeting’s agen­da.

Buress attending 4-Country Candidates event in Green Lake on April 19

Frank Buress

Frank Buress

Frank Buress, who recent­ly announced that he is run­ning against Repub­li­can Joan Ball­weg for the Ballweg’s seat in the Wis­con­sin State Assem­bly, rep­re­sent­ing the 41st Dis­trict, will attend the 4-Coun­ty Can­di­date event in Green Lake, at Chris­tianos.

This represent’s a chance for Green Lake Coun­try mem­bers and friends to meet and greet the West­field can­di­date. Read Buress’ announce­ment of his can­di­da­cy.

Buress will be joined that the April 19 event by two oth­er Dems seek­ing elec­tion. Mahon Mitchell is one of a dozen or more can­di­dates who will meet in the Aug. 14 pri­ma­ry elec­tion. The win­ner of that race will gain the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty nom­i­na­tion to face incum­bent Repub­li­can Gov­er­nor Scott Walk­er in Novem­ber.

Also sched­uled to appear at the April 19 meet­ing is Dan Kohl, who is seek­ing to upend Repub­li­can Glenn Goth­man for the 6th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict seat in Wash­ing­ton.