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  • Elected 3 times to the Oshkosh school board to fight for  neighborhood schools
  • Past school board president worked to get the new Oaklawn  school built in the Oaklawn neighborhood
  • Member of the Oakwood charter school development  group and steering committee
  • Former Chair of Winnebago County Democratic Party
  • Progressive columnist for the Oshkosh Northwestern
  • 21 years with UWO preparing college students to  become teachers
  • 5th generation Oshkosh native born on the south  side of Oshkosh
  • Worked in uncle’s frog farm and father’s  nursery business
  • Taught science in Fond du Lac,  Waupun, and Prairie du Chien
  • Wild life artist and supporter of the arts


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Blue Jeans Democrats believe in an actual democracy, one producing authentic representation for everyday people and a government working for all of us, in place of today’s corrupt political system. Achieving this aim depends on ending the legal bribery of elected officials.


  • Committed to fighting the rapid growth of poverty in Wisconsin through
    • $15 minimum wage
    • Strong social safety net (Badgercare, SNAP, WIC)
  • Committed to a progressive income tax to
    • Adequately fund public education without stressing  low income property owner
    • Make college affordable for ALL Wisconsinites.
  • Committed to clean government that works for everyday people by
    • restoring collective bargaining rights for all workers
    • reforming the “legalized bribery” system of government with a  conflict of interest law preventing legislators from voting on bills  affecting their political donors
    • supporting small businesses and family farmers
    • supporting universal health care initiatives
    • protecting our natural resources