Local business owner and Richfield Village Trustee Sandy Voss on Monday announced her candidacy for the the 58th Assembly District seat.
“We have been blessed with having such great legislators represent us in Washington County and specifically the 58th District. I am running for state Assembly so that we can continue to have a strong, female presence in Madison who stands up for traditional family values and will be a tireless advocate of the taxpayer like Pat (Strachota) has been,” Voss said.
Voss, a staunch anti-abortion advocate and member of Shepherd of the Hills Church in Richfield, has been an elected official in Richfield since 2011.
Voss said her decision to run for state office was an easy one after receiving the full support of her family and after speaking to peers in the business community not only in Richfield, but Slinger, Jackson and West Bend as well.
“Having owned my own small business since 1998, I’ve seen first-hand how decisions made in Madison can both positively and negatively affect small business owners,” Voss said. “I stand firm with Gov. Walker, Speaker Vos and the Republican-led Legislature in their efforts to lessen the tax burden on hardworking Wisconsinites, encourage growth in our agricultural and manufacturing industries, and by bringing commonsense conservatism back into vogue.”
Voss said her family has been supportive of her decision to run.
“I think it will be great learning experience for our children, especially our daughters,” Voss said. “I think it’s important to continue to have women in the Assembly and in government to continue to support Gov. Walker.”
Voss also said she will be working as a role model for her children, again, especially her daughters.
“It’s good to be able show that women too can have important roles in leading our state and our government,” Voss said. “Being a mother of five children, sitting down and establishing an annual ‘family budget’ is something my husband Andy and I have been doing around our kitchen table for the last 13 years,” Voss