Feddick: I'll look out for central Wisconsin in Madison (column)

5:51 PM, Oct. 18, 2013  |  Comments
Alanna Feddick
Alanna Feddick
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Editor's note: To assist voters seeking to make a choice in Tuesday's Republican primary for the 69th Assembly District race, News-Herald Media invited each of the four candidates to submit a guest column. Today, we are publishing contributions from Alanna Feddick, Bob Kulp and Scott Noble. A fourth candidate, Tommy Dahlen, did not respond to an email request. Visit www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/opinion to read the rest of the columns.

Going door to door in the last few weeks, I've had the pleasure of talking with many people about issues facing their families and our area. I'm running a grassroots campaign which involves a lot of shoe leather, listening to you and fighting for less government and more common sense in Madison.

I am running for Assembly because I want to make a difference for our area. I want to do something, not be somebody. I'm a true conservative who believes in building a stronger economy by creating more job opportunities, cracking down on fraud, waste and abuse, protecting family values and controlling spending. As a mom, I want to make sure central Wisconsin's economic future is bright and that it continues to be a great place to live, enjoy, work and retire.

As a small business owner myself, I know we can do more to bring together employers and educators to work to build a workforce with the skills to match needed jobs.

While government cannot simply create jobs, I believe we can do more to help small businesses and job creators by reducing burdensome regulations and cutting red tape. We should stop picking winners and losers and get government out of the way so that small businesses can succeed and create even more good-paying jobs for our area. I also want to make sure that transportation funding and economic development opportunities for our area are state priorities. I want to be a strong voice for central Wisconsin and remind other leaders that we are just as important as Madison and Milwaukee.

I also worked hard during my nine years on the Marshfield City Council to keep local spending under control while bringing new jobs to the area. I was never a rubber stamp and often said no to unnecessary spending and new taxes because I believe government should learn to tighten its belt and balance every budget, just like our families do.

Additionally, I want to make sure the state is doing all it can to detect and stop fraud before it happens. We should crack down on scam artists who game the system and defraud taxpayers. Here in Wisconsin we have very generous benefits but there is simply no excuse for those who abuse that generosity.

I support Gov. Scott Walker's reforms and will work to continue reforming state government so that we can reduce our tax burden, create more jobs and be more competitive as a state.

I will always put the needs of central Wisconsin families first. I'm committed to fighting for our interests and I believe in working together to solve problems. I'm also not afraid to take on agencies like the Department of Natural Resources, which may need a healthy dose of common sense from time to time.

If I am elected, keeping in touch with you, my employers, will be a priority because I believe it is just as important to listen as it is to lead. That's why I will routinely do listening sessions and town hall meetings throughout the entire district. I also will form advisory groups on small business, agriculture, transportation and economic development, made up of folks from our area. Working together, we can have an even stronger voice at the state Capitol.

Simply put, I'm a commonsense conservative who is pro-jobs, pro-family and pro-gun. I would be honored to be able to serve as your next state representative and humbly ask for your vote on Tuesday.

If you have any questions, suggestions, thoughts or ideas, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can reach me at: www.feddick4assembly.com or call me at 715-305-1877.

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