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Primary election is

just a few weeks away

Dear Editor:

We've heard people ask: 'Is there an election August 9? Who's running?'

This primary election has really been under the radar but it is still very important. Grassroots Tosa endorses the following candidates:

John Chisholm for Milwaukee County district attorney: His 'public health' approach to crime prevention has been recognized nationally. He understands conditions that can lead to crime and he believes in providing supportive actions and services to prevent it. His office helped to create the Sojourner Family Peace Center, which has been credited with helping to substantially reduce domestic violence homicides, and he's established the only dedicated firearms reduction unit in the state, in fact one of the few in the country. Because of his approach of reducing both crime and incarceration, we feel John Chisholm should be re-elected.

Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate: Russ served Wisconsin with distinction as a U.S. senator from 1993-2011. He has a great track record as an independent senator who has stood up to corporate interests and advocated for policies that are fair to those who don't hold the wealth in this country. He supports issues like raising the minimum wage and paid family leave. He has worked in a bipartisan manner on important issues, a quality we desperately need in Congress now. We also like the fact that he regularly gets around to every county in the state!

Both candidates have challengers in the Democratic primary.

Early in-person voting at Wauwatosa city hall is available weekdays July 25-Aug. 5.

Please remind friends and family to vote!

Peter Abbott

Joanne Shansky

Greg Walz-Chojnacki

Craig Wentzel

Wauwatosa

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