Young Republican says he’s ready to tackle state budget
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Republican Tyler August gives his victory speech Nov. 2, 2010 after winning the 32nd Assembly race. August has worked closely with his predecessor, Tom Lothian, as well as 1st District Congressman Paul Ryan. Terry Mayer/staff.
FONTANA — Republican Tyler August said he learned a lot as a first-time candidate.
“It makes a difference when it’s your name on the signs,” he said. “It was a spirited primary and I’ve nothing but good things to say about the other candidates.
August easily won Tuesday’s election for the 32nd District seat in the Wisconsin Assembly.
Although the Assembly seat is his first elected position, August also spent two years working with Sen. Neal Kedzie, R-La Grange Township. In addition, he works with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as the chairman of the Republican Party in the 1st Congressional District.
August said his political experience behind the scenes was “the biggest thing I brought to the table” in his campaign.
“The reason that I’ve been able to work so well with guys like Paul and Tom is that we view government the same way,” he said. “In working with them and in talking to small business owners, I’ve heard how everyone thinks the government is too big and getting into our lives too much.”
August said he’s serious about his campaign pledge not to vote for additional taxes or tax hikes — or resign from the office if he does.
“I said it and I’m certainly not going to change my tune now that we’ve won,” he said. “To stimulate the economy, to get businesses back to work, the last thing in the world we should do is raise taxes, especially in a recession.
Read the full story in the e-edition of Walworth County Sunday, HERE.