A third Democrat is apparently seeking to upset Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman in the 6th Congressional District.
According to an article in the Post Crescent, Amy Washburn, at attorney, is joining the race, which means there will be a primary election on Aug. 11, ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. Candidates can begin circulating nomination papers on April 15. Those papers must be filed by 5 p.m., June 1, to get on the ballot. Washburn and Jessica King, also a Democrat challenger to Grothman, are both attorneys. The third Dem in the field is Matt Boor, a businessman.
The newspaper article says Washburn is with Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C., a Milwaukee legal service firm. A review of the firm’s website, however, does not list her as being affiliated with the company.
Ballotpedia, however, does list Washburn as a candidate, but there is very little additional information on her.
Her Linkedin profile says she is an associate attorney with Kohner, Mann, and Kailas. In the profile she writes,
“I have an extensive skill set based on a broad range of experience, including: having worked as an attorney, a human resources manager, an administrator, a researcher, and a consultant in the medical insurance regulatory field; I have lobbied at the United Nations and the United States Congress, and brought litigation in the courts, for civil and human rights, and social justice issues, including better access to medical care; I have established charitable foundations and obtained tax exemptions for them; I wrote one book on my own, co-authored another, and had significant responsibility for the drafting of several appellate briefs, including several to the United States Supreme Court; I have given presentations and speeches, and presented oral argument to appellate courts; I have negotiated joint venture agreements and employment contracts; I am proficient in, and have taught classes and trained individuals in the use of, many commonly-used computer software programs; and I put myself through school, earning a law degree, and an undergraduate degree in political science and public administration.
Her profiles says she earned her law degree from Washington and Lee University Law School. The profile also indicates that she was an attorney with the Milwaukee law firm from 2008 until 2018.