My name is Donna. I have lived in Marshfield since 1988. I am a registered nurse and have worked on the cardiac medical-surgical unit at Marshfield Medical Center for 19 years. I recently retired from UWEC College of Nursing and Health Services where I taught for 12 years.
As a Wood County Board Supervisor since 2000, I have served in a variety of leadership positions. I am currently Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee.
My husband Ed and I adopted five children. One while living in Tennessee, one while living in Pennsylvania, and a sibling group of three while living in West Virginia. Ed died tragically in 1993 and we have five grandchildren.
I look forward to meeting and visiting with you on the campaign trail. It will be my pleasure to serve you in Madison.
Roads, bridges, family farms, main street businesses, broadband expansion, and schools are rural Wisconsin issues that bring unique challenges. As A long-time resident of Central WI, I will fight to help our communities thrive.
Employment needs require creative, innovative solutions. Developing future workforce requires cultural and attitudinal changes. These changes must include access to the education necessary to meet the needs of employers. This education must begin in high school, continue with post-secondary education, and include continuing education. All employees are essential and contribute to a business’s success.
Fair, Reasonable Taxation
I believe taxation must be fair and reasonable to allow individuals to be prosperous. The Government needs dollars to perform necessary functions. Leaving money in the taxpayer’s pocket stimulates the economy. We need to stop asking how much government needs and start telling it how much it can have.
Affordable, Accessible Healthcare
The crushing burden of rising health care costs needs to be addressed. Without affordable health insurance, America’s families and businesses will not thrive. Rural communities need access to quality health care. Private/public collaboration can be encouraged to invest in providing that access.
August 11, 2020