LETTER: After GOP lost a district, they gerrymandered to reclaim it

To Ozaukee Press:

The people in parts of Mequon and all of Grafton who voted in the primary saw new candidate names on their ballot for Wisconsin Assembly. A hunk of what was District 23 represented by Democrat Deb Andraca is now in District 24. District 24 has been Republican Dan Knodl’s safe district for 13 years.

In the last election, Republicans lost District 23 to a Democrat for the very first time. So, what did they do? They “cracked” it. They gerrymandered it so a Democrat would have a harder time winning for 10 years until after the next census.

This lack of competitiveness is what makes Republicans unwilling to work with Democrats to conduct the business of Wisconsin. Assembly Republicans feel safe to gavel in and out in seconds, earning more than $55,000 a year for doing little. This is not responsible leadership.

District 24 spreads from Menomonee Falls and Germantown to include some of Mequon and all of Grafton. This new map has a thin bridge of land connecting the western part of the district to the eastern section up to Grafton. A weird little dip down, like a small bowl, includes a golf course where the Republican Party holds events.

Fortunately, in that little dip is Bob Tatterson’s home. Bob has stepped up to challenge Knodl. And, what a great candidate we have with Tatterson.

If you want to know more about Bob’s qualifications and his practical and popular positions on issues a majority of people care about, check out bobtatterson.com/ There is a link at the bottom of the website to a map of District 24.

See if you can vote for Bob this November. The way to break up this dysfunctional Wisconsin assembly is to upset their plan by voting for Bob Tatterson.

Nancy Camden





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