Iron County Progressive

Senator Janet Bewley Wins Re-Election to the Wisconsin State Senate

Mason,WI - Early this morning, Janet Bewley won re-election to serve another four
year term in the Wisconsin State Senate. Senator Bewley defeated Republican
challenger James Bolen with 51% of the vote.

“I want to thank everyone who supported me and my campaign over the last several
months,” Said Bewley, “When I got into politics, I pledged to run on the issues
affecting my constituents , and I’m proud of the race that we ran on those very
issues. It is a great honor to be re-elected to the Wisconsin State Senate and
I pledge to continue to work for everyone within the 25th Senate District,
regardless of their political persuasion.”

Bewleyconcluded, “I look forward to working with Governor-elect Evers and his
incoming administration, as well as my colleagues in the State Legislature,
towards common sense solutions to the issues we all care about: well funded public
education, finding a solution to our transportation funding shortfall, and
expanding healthcare into the most rural areas of the state.”

Senator JanetBewley has served the 25th Senate District since 2015 after previously servingtwo terms in the State Assembly. The 25th Senate District includes all of or
some of 13 counties; Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Price, Vilas, Washburn,
Burnett, Barron, Dunn, St. Croix, Sawyer, and Polk

From the State AFL-CIO
It was a historic night in Wisconsin. With all votes counted and record mid-term election turnout, Tony Evers won and is our new Governor with a recount proof margin.

It has been a long 8 years of anti-worker policies from Scott Walker who looked after big money donors, not the people.

Tony Evers’ win is a clear signal that Wisconsinites will not stand for attacks on workers’ rights and our freedom to collectively bargain. We look forward to working with the Evers Administration to restore union rights to every Wisconsin worker, raise wages, fully fund our schools and invest in infrastructure so that we can finally fix our roads and bridges.

A hearty congratulations to all our Wisconsin AFL-CIO endorsed candidates who won last night, including:

·         Senator Tammy Baldwin to U.S. Senate.

·         Josh Kaul our next Attorney General.

·         Sarah Godlewski State Treasurer.

Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes – we look forward to this new day for Wisconsin workers as we work together to restore worker rights and reclaim our Wisconsin progressive tradition.

Union members have been doing the grassroots work of lacing up our boots and having conversations on front porch steps, in the workplace, over the phone, and at the mail box to ramp up the union vote for pro-worker candidates. The ground work of labor activism made the difference Tuesday.

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President
Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer