Letter: Supports Sarah BruchDear Editor, I am writing you in support of Sarah Bruch who is running for the Assembly against Kitty Rhoades. Sarah is a Democrat seeking to get elected by ousting Kitty, a longtime Republican incumbent.
By: Jerry McAllister, Hammond, Hudson Star-Observer
I am writing you in support of Sarah Bruch who is running for the Assembly against Kitty Rhoades. Sarah is a Democrat seeking to get elected by ousting Kitty, a longtime Republican incumbent.
My issue is hunting and fishing. Wisconsin has many lakes, rivers and forests open to the public. We have these due to a heritage of conservation in which the Wisconsin state government has been an active participant.
Our state government has long been a proponent of setting aside land for hunting, fishing and recreation. It has also been active in maintaining clean air and water so the outdoors can continue to support the fish, birds and animals that live in it, as well as us humans who value and enjoy it. Sarah Bruch has made conservation of our natural environment a primary element of her agenda. She has been endorsed in the 2008 election for the 30th Assembly seat by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.
Kitty Rhoades has been inconsistent in her votes on conservation issues in Madison. The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters published the “Conservation Scorecard 2007-2008 for the Wisconsin Legislature.” In it, they report that Kitty Rhoades voted against reducing Wisconsin’s impact on climate change, she voted against basing wetland exemptions for developers on scientific analysis, she voted against requiring the Public Service Commission to be available to accept waste from any new nuclear power facility, she voted against requiring that the Secretary of the DNR to be appointed by the Natural Resources Board rather than a political appointment, she voted against comprehensive land use planning by local government, she voted to eliminate a law that allows the state government to fight against human activities that degrade water, air, and land, and she voted for a land use bill that would undermine local zoning laws which protect property, public health, and natural resources.
Sarah Bruch would have voted for the pro-conservation stance on all these issues.
If you value the outdoors for hunting, fishing, recreation and preservation for future generations, vote for Democrat Sarah Bruch in November. If you believe that your Constitutional rights including the Second Amendment are important, vote Sarah Bruch. Without a place to hunt and fish, the value of owning and enjoying guns, bird dogs, fishing poles, boats and outboard motors are greatly diminished.
Preservation of our water, land and wildlife through efforts of the Wisconsin state government is a Sarah Bruch priority.