Thursday 29 March 2012

Tiffany and Koth Announce Bids

Posted at 12:40 PM

Kevin Koth
Earlier today Republican Tom Tiffany (R-35th Assembly District), announced that he will be leaving the Assemby to run for the State Senate.

A senate seat will be up for grabs this fall after Democrat Jim Holperin steps down. Holperin announced last Friday that he would be leaving state politics to do other things, after three decades of public service.

Holperin survived not one, but two recall efforts against him. First in the 1990's for his support of spear fishing and most recently last summer, when he was recalled for leaving the state in a failed effort to stall a vote on the proposed elimination of most bargaining rights for public unions.

Tiffany challenged Holperin in 2008 for the senate and after losing that election, he successfully ran for the 35th Assembly seat.

Also today, Town of Bradley Chairperson Kevin Koth announced that he will run for the state Assembly in the 35th District. Koth, a 30 year employee of the PCA Tomahawk Mill and longtime Town of Bradley elected official said in a statement that he will “work towards common-sense solutions that address the everyday problems facing our working families.”

Koth told WJMT News that he'd been considering a run at state politics since 2004, but felt the time was right to make a difference after watching what has transcribed over the past two years in Madison.

Koth plans to travel the district in the coming months to meet with families to gather their ideas and input. Kevin is a husband, father of three and an avid deer hunter.


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