Wisconsin Restaurant Association Endorsement

I am honored that endorsements keep coming in for my candidacy to be your Representative for District 29! I believe the WI Restaurant Association believes in me due to my experiences as an owner of a food and salad dressing manufacturer a few years ago, along with my other small business background, and my goal of working for economic growth right here in the 29th District.

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Rob Stafsholt on Education

Wisconsin children deserve a bright start.  That’s why Rob Stafsholt supports increased funding for our children’s education.

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Rob Stafsholt will fight for a bright future for our kids!

  • Rob supports policies that invest in technical colleges and high schools to provide our children with the skills needed to secure a good paying job in a modern economy.
  • Supporting local control of education, Rob will work to keep curriculum decision with parents and local leaders, where they belong.
  • Rob is committed to keeping tution affordable for college students and their families at institutions like UW-Stout and UW-River Falls.

On November 8th, vote for education. Vote for Rob Stafsholt for State Assembly.

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Can You Help?

If you also believe Rob is the right choice for the 29th District, consider a donation of $10, $25, or $100 to help elect Rob Stafsholt on November 8th!

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“The West Side” Candidate Forum

On Monday, September 19th I had the opportunity to travel to Eau Claire to speak on the Wisconsin Public Radio program “The West Side” with Rich Kremer (pictured here). Both myself and the Democratic candidate were asked a number of questions by constituents around the state and I laid out my vision for common sense leadership in Madison. Please listen and share if you agree with me on transportation funding, de-listing wolves, the Second Amendment, or the other topics we discussed!

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Click this picture or visit http://www.wpr.org/listen/991731 to hear me on WPR!

Rob Discusses Employer’s Search for Skilled Workers at Glass Plant

I was able to tour the Cardinal Glass plant in Menomonie, with plant manager Wayne McAtee. It was a great tour and I learned a lot about how glass is made. The hottest part of their oven is 1600 degrees Celsius!!

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But perhaps the most important thing I learned, as a possible Representative, came from good talks in Wayne’s office. What I learned is that employers like Cardinal are having a hard time getting good workers to fill their job openings. glass2

As a Representative I would work on this issue. We always try to increase the number of jobs available to people in our area, but I think we need to spend some time making sure we have the good workers that employers are looking for to fill those jobs too.

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Thanks for your time and open conversations with me about finding quality employees Wayne!

Meeting at UW-Stout in Menomonie with Chancellor Bob Meyer

I had the opportunity to meet with Bob Meyer in his office today. Bob is the Chancellor at UW-Stout in Menomonie. uw1

It was a great discussion about what a chancellor and a UW campus wants from their Representatives in WI and I look forward to working closely with Chancellor Meyer moving forward if I get elected. Bob has a total of almost 30 years of his life at UW-Stout along with some time working with WITC so he also understands the needs of the two year institutions as well. uw3

It was great to get his take on a lot of education topics. I was amazed that Stout has a 97.3% employment (or continued higher education) rate for their graduates. Stout strives to continue that number by offering perhaps fewer majors than other universities, but they are very specialized. Bob and UW-Stout works very closely with employers to make sure their courses evolve with the needs of the people who will potentially be hiring the grads….it’s a very good system

I then got a tour of the campus from Don Steffen which included the much talked about Stout FAB Lab. I was very surprised to learn how much the general public and local businesses use the lab for various projects as well……it really is a community FAB Lab.uw2

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Thank you to Bob Meyer and Don Steffen for your time today.