A word from Joel –

Two years ago, I set out on my first race for the 63rd. I knew from the beginning it would be challenging,  and I wasn’t wrong. But here I am, for a second time, in what’s become an even more hostile climate in our state. Why? Because we’re long overdue for change in the 63rd.

We now face the challenge of the ongoing pandemic in Wisconsin and a safe rebuild of our economy. I believe I have the tools and character to represent our district in a vastly less divisive fashion than the current occupant.

My continued promise to Wisconsin’s 63rd district is to be a dedicated public servant to our communities.  Rise up, Wisconsin!

Sincerely,

Joel Jacobsen
Candidate for State Assembly
Wisconsin’s 63rd District 

Checks can be made payable to:
Joel for Wisconsin
c/o Pat Sammataro
3 Birch Circle Madison, WI 53711

Please include your occupation in your note.

 

About Joel

 

Joel has been married 39 years to his wife Jerie Moe, a Burlington native. They have two children, both graduates of Wisconsin universities, and have lived in Burlington for 26 years.

Joel graduated with BS in Finance and Economics at UW-LaCrosse and has had a career spanning many industries including insurance, real estate and hospitality. He brings the experience of being a Alderman for the City of Burlington to the Wisconsin Assembly.

His decades-long study of economics, history, and the environment has taught him that a strong middle class and robust democracy are the keys to American prosperity. For years, billions spent on propaganda has convinced many Americans that they will benefit from a small ultra wealthy class running our governments and economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Where He Stands

Covid-19 has changed the face of our world as we know it, and governments across the globe now face the challenge of rebuilding our communities in this new era. The pandemic has revealed unparalleled bravery and compassion from our healthcare providers, essential workers, and neighbors, but it has also exposed the inadequacies of our current system.

A post-pandemic world will take equal bravery from our state leaders as we rebuild Wisconsin stronger than before. With creative, evidence-based ideas, we will support families through this crisis and get people back to work safely. 

Below are just a few of my priorities if elected to the 63rd.

Restore Wisconsin’s Economy  

As we reopen Wisconsin, we should support all efforts to implement an extensive COVID-19 testing and tracking system to keep us safe and working. Small businesses, family farms, and entrepreneurs have taken a hit during this economic downturn and need to be supported as they work to pay their employees a living wage. Our tax dollars should not be siphoned off from supporting them by promising millions of dollars to foreign companies. Additional jobs can be created while improving our infrastructure with new bridges, better roads, and supporting communities with their green economy efforts.

 

Improve Access to Healthcare

Many Wisconsinites will lose their healthcare coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic, and COBRA coverage is limited and expensive. Wisconsin must support and welcome them into BadgerCare or Medicaid to ensure that everyone has access to affordable healthcare. Our system must be improved to allow greater access to women’s health services, low-cost prescription drugs, mental health services and opioid addiction services to address health inequality across the state. We should continue to invest in our medical research, so Wisconsin continues to be at the forefront of solving challenging public health issues.

Uphold Fair and Safe Voting

We must end the political dysfunction in Madison. The power struggle between the legislature and our governor has hurt the people of Wisconsin. Robin Vos’ refusal to delay voting during the height of the pandemic put people at grave risk. Voting should be safe and accessible for all Wisconsinites without creating artificial barriers aimed to suppress. Members of both parties must come together to pass true bi-partisan legislation on major issues. We need political accountability from our legislators to redraw fair voting district boundaries and end the undemocratic gerrymandering by any political party.

Strengthen Wisconsin’s Education

The pandemic has shone a light on the large-scale inequities that our students face and how valuable teachers truly are. We need to restore our state’s investment for public schools by increasing the funding back to the levels before Act 10 and providing funding to communities that offer full-day 4K preschool. We must return local control over education to our communities by removing the revenue limits. It’s also imperative that we reinvest in higher education both to our world-class UW System and our essential Technical Colleges while making these schools more affordable to our students. A strong educational system will support and attract businesses to our state.

Protect the Environment

Wisconsin is an original world pioneer in environmental awareness and action. After the previous administration’s corporate anti-science agenda, we have to make up for years of inaction and protect our precious ecosystems and natural resources. Studies over the last decade indicate that our water quality is at risk due to years of improper practices by factory farms. Wisconsin needs to rectify the damage already done and move towards a 21st-century green future that includes a focus on renewable energies.

Unburden the Middle Class

Our current tax code places too much of a burden on the middle class. In the last few decades under Robin Vos, Wisconsin has lost billions by refusing to use federal dollars to expand Medicaid. Instead, the legislature made it harder for children and families to receive medical care. Recently, Wisconsin lost 25 million dollars because the state legislature did not act in time to receive the federal money offered to all states. Deals made with foreign companies such as Foxconn were not properly scrutinized, leaving taxpayers in jeopardy and further burdening our state budget with the problems of large corporations.

Join Him

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Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one.  Find your early voting location here and make sure your voice is heard!

Wisconsin's 63rd District:

  • Burlington
  • Dover
  • Rochester
  • Union Grove
  • Yorkville
  • Sections of Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant and the Township of Burlington

Contact Info:

joelfor63@gmail.com

Checks can be made payable to: Joel for Wisconsin
c/o Pat Sammataro
3 Birch Circle Madison, WI 53711

Please include your occupation in your note.

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  • May 27, 2020 at 2:16 pm
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    Do you have a mail address for donations?

  • September 20, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Please look on the website at the very bottom under donate. Thanks!

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