LETTER: In unfair district, Tatterson is hope for fair representation

To Ozaukee Press:

I have been retired for several years. I’ve seen recessions and near-recessions come and go. I’ve seen gas prices go up and down, and I still appreciate how much less gas has always cost us compared to other nations.

Inflation is a global phenomenon right now and the U.S. has actually fared better than most. This does not diminish my concern for the worry that people have over rising costs affecting budgets. We will get through this. It’s the pandemic’s fault more than anything. According to experts, it’s a worldwide supply-and-demand issue that will resolve.

But I have never in my lifetime been so worried about the erosion of our rights and democracy that once gone are hard or impossible to replace.

I have voted absentee for Mequon’s Bob Tatterson to represent me in the gerrymandered Assembly District 24, which includes all of Grafton. Gerrymandering is one of many strategies of the Wisconsin Republicans to undermine our democracy. When Republicans drew this new map to make it harder for a Democrat to win, what incentive is there for Germantown resident Dan Knodl to work for the seat he has held for 14 years? Complacency does not promote working across the aisle for compromises. Don’t we all want divisiveness to stop?

Bob Tatterson is a moderate Democrat supporting policies popular with people: common sense gun laws, a woman’s right to choose and voting rights. He’s a good listener and seems a genuinely kind person who would be inclusive. His work and life experience include understanding budgets and finance. He was a volunteer firefighter who respects first responders. Bob Tatterson would be a breath of fresh air in Madison.

Carol von Ott

Grafton

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