Good to see this. My hometown should remain in good hands.
(Plymouth, WI) Today, Tyler Vorpagel publicly announced his campaign for Wisconsin’s 27th Assembly District on the Republican ticket. The 27th District seat covers northern Sheboygan and southern Manitowoc counties and is currently held by State Rep. Steve Kestell, who has announced his intention to retire at the end of this term.
“After the successful reforms of the past four years that have put our state’s fiscal house in order, I hope to be part of the next generation of conservative leadership needed in Madison,” said Vorpagel, who expressed thanks to Rep. Kestell for his years of service.
“I have truly been blessed to grow up in such a wonderful part of our state, and I will take our values of hard work, fiscal responsibility, and common sense,” Vorpagel said. “I want to make sure that the citizens of the 27th have someone working hard for them in Madison.”
“I’m heartened by the support and positive response my campaign has received from many local, county, and state elected officials, as well as voters across the 27th district,” Vorpagel said.
Plymouth Mayor Don Pohlman said, “I have known Tyler for many years and we have worked on many issues for the betterment of our community and I am proud to support his campaign because I know he will continue to be there not only for Plymouth, but for everyone in the 27th Assembly District.”
State Representative André Jacque (R-De Pere) endorsed Vorpagel, noting, “Over the past decade, I have enjoyed working side by side with Tyler Vorpagel, both in electing fiscal and social conservatives to office at all levels of government and in achieving results for our shared constituents in the 6th Congressional District. I am proud to call Tyler a friend and know that he will be a dedicated advocate for his constituents and commonsense conservative solutions that aid job creators and empower people, not government.”
I’ve known Ty Vorpagel for about six or seven years now (maybe longer, I’ve lost track), and he’s one of the truly good guys working in politics today. For the past three years, he’s been Tom Petri’s District Director — elevated when Dave Anderson left to help Sean Duffy set up his district office — and started as a lowly staffer there in 2007. During the 2010 campaign, I’d occasionally used Ty as a source for material on highway funding and other issues Petri’s office specialized in as I prepared Ron Johnson’s briefing papers.
The 27th District contains the cities of Plymouth and Kiel as well as the Villages of Kohler, Elkhart Lake, Cleveland, and Howards Grove. All-in-all, it’s about a 57% Republican-leaning district.