November 19, 2021

WEAC Recommends Tony Evers for Governor, Josh Kaul for Attorney General

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Contact: Christina Brey

WEAC Recommends Tony Evers for Governor

The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) recommends Dr. Tony Evers for governor. The following statement can be attributed to Peggy Wirtz-Olsen, a teacher and WEAC President.

“Governor Tony Evers has demonstrated his ability to be a strong leader during difficult times, earning the recommendation of our union of educators. He has a clear vision for Wisconsin’s future, including supporting educators’ right to negotiate with our employers. He has brought forward solutions and defended against measures designed to destabilize public education.

“Educators are buckling under unrealistic workloads. Additional responsibilities leave little time for one-on-one student attention and increased testing takes away valuable time from learning. Educator pay is falling and teacher shortages are causing a crisis in our schools. Wisconsin needs a governor who cares about the future of all students and a vision for restoring Wisconsin’s proud legacy of public education.

Governor Evers has a plan to invest in public schools, repair our roads and make things better for working people. Despite a pandemic and unrelenting partisan attacks on his administration, Tony Evers has worked tirelessly to support students and public schools. Educators know what’s on the line in the November 2022 election, and we will work to re-elect Governor Evers with enthusiasm and dedication rooted in what’s best for our students.”

WEAC Recommends Josh Kaul for Attorney General

Current Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has earned the recommendation of WEAC for re-election to the position in the 2022 General Election.

The recommendation comes after feedback from educator-members from across Wisconsin.

In making the recommendation, WEAC considered Attorney General Kaul’s comprehensive understanding of what is required to fulfill the position’s duties. Kaul has executed his duties in office with integrity and has a deep knowledge of the statutory responsibilities required for the position.

When making recommendations, WEAC members focus on areas including support for public schools, reinstating employees’ right to negotiate with our employers and professional respect for the role educators have in keeping our communities strong.