Shankland to Campaign for 2nd Term
Representative Katrina Shankland on Thursday announced her candidacy for a second term representing the 71st Assembly District.
“It has been an honor to serve the 71st Assembly District,” said Shankland in a statement. “I’m proud of the successes we’ve shared. From fighting to protect Central Wisconsin jobs and saving Skyward to standing up for clean government reforms, I’ve brought our Wisconsin values to the Capitol. I’ve enjoyed meeting with constituents at every corner of the district, from their doors to community events to my monthly office hours. I’ve learned so much from our local organizations, businesses, and agencies. Portage County is a wonderful community and I am enriched by the opportunity to represent you in the legislature.”
Shankland was elected in 2012 and serves on the Assembly Committees on Workforce Development, Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage, Energy and Utilities, and Constitution and Ethics.
Shankland said she has more work to complete in the state capital, adding she places high value on protecting natural resources, fairly funding our public schools, expanding access to affordable health care, and supporting local job growth.
“I will continue to champion clean and open government, investments in renewable energy, and the freedom to marry who you love. I will stand up to attacks on our voting rights and workers’ rights. I will fight for opportunity for every working family in Wisconsin, including a minimum wage increase – because an honest day’s work deserves an honest day’s pay, and Wisconsin workers have earned a raise.
Public service is a privilege – thank you for the opportunity to represent you and to hold the public trust. I ran for office to bring your voice to Madison and am running again to continue my commitment to you and our Wisconsin values of fairness, equality, and justice. My commitment to this district runs deep, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving you,” Shankland said.
Representative Shankland was elected in 2012. She represents the 71st Assembly District, which covers most of Portage County, including Stevens Point, Plover, Whiting, Amherst, Rosholt, and Park Ridge.