Kelda Roys endorses Tony Evers in race for the governor, pledges to help elect Sen. Baldwin and other Dems this November

Kel­da Roys, who fin­ished third in the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty par­ti­san pri­ma­ry for the governor’s office on Tues­day, issued a state­ment today endors­ing Evers and thank­ing all the Dems (68,965) who vot­ed for her. Her state­ment fol­lows:

Thank you for sup­port­ing our vision of a bet­ter Wis­con­sin. Thank you for every phone call, every dol­lar, every knock, every hour, every tweet, every lov­ing note, every time you said yes, and then yes again. To have come this far is tru­ly an hon­or.

Your gen­eros­i­ty and faith in me is a pro­found gift that I will cher­ish for the rest of my life.

I’m so proud of what we were able to accom­plish togeth­er. We expand­ed the idea of what a gov­er­nor looks like. Like Kath­leen Falk showed me in 2001, and Mary Burke showed us in 2014, our chil­dren, girls and boys alike, have seen a woman run a strong cam­paign for gov­er­nor. We showed that a par­ent of young kids can run for statewide office — we can be lov­ing par­ents and com­pe­tent pro­fes­sion­als. We showed the world that breast­feed­ing moms are lead­ers who get things done.Most impor­tant­ly, we built our cam­paign on mak­ing Wis­con­sin a place of oppor­tu­ni­ty and fair­ness again. Wis­con­sin will be a leader in health­care, pub­lic edu­ca­tion, and eco­nom­ic oppor­tu­ni­ty, with Tony Evers as our next gov­er­nor.

I would like to con­grat­u­late Dr. Tony Evers on his vic­to­ry tonight and I’m delight­ed to offer him my com­plete and enthu­si­as­tic sup­port. Tony and I share the same goals — to build a Wis­con­sin wor­thy of the peo­ple who call it home. Tony will fight for our schools, expand our access to health­care, raise wages, and pro­tect our envi­ron­ment. Tony Evers must be our next gov­er­nor. 

I intend to spend the next 3 months work­ing as hard as I can to help Tony win, to help Tam­my Bald­win remain our cham­pi­on in the Sen­ate, and to elect many Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­dates to Con­gress and our state leg­is­la­ture. I urge every­one who sup­port­ed me to com­mit now to work­ing even hard­er than we have been to win in Novem­ber.

Thank you for every­thing,