Evers and Engebretson make a stop in Marshfield
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – Two state Democratic candidates came to Marshfield Oct. 10 to gather support for their campaign in the Nov. 6 election.
State School Superintendent Tony Evers, campaigning for the governor’s office, and Margaret Engebretson, running for the 7th District congressional seat stopped by the Democratic Headquarters in the Marshfield Mall to speak with local residents.
Superintendent Evers said that he was pleased with the number that turned out for the Mall event.
“The people here care about the same issues I do – whether its education, natural resources, healthcare, transportation – those issues really transcend parties,” Evers said.
After the brief stop, Evers was off to a fundraiser at Wildwood Station.
Engebretson joined Evers at the event, stating that the campaign trail had been rewarding and that she found that people were hungry for change from the current trends.
“After the 2016 election, I like thousands of people in the state and across the nation, were deeply affected by the results, and the reason why is the toxic rhetoric that was used in the campaign season and the direction our country is headed is in the wrong direction,” she said.
Engebretson is a retired Navy veteran and now practices law in Balsam Lake.