Czaja announces re-election campaign for State Assembly
State Representative Mary Czaja (R-Irma) has officially announced that she will be seeking a second term to the Wisconsin State Assembly. Representative Czaja will seek re-election to the 35th Assembly District.
“I sincerely appreciate the encouragement and support I have received throughout my first term from friends, neighbors, and residents all across the 35th District,” said Czaja.“Representing our fellow citizens is a great honor, and a responsibility I take very seriously. I look forward to earning their trust once again.”
Czaja continued, “When I ran for the State Assembly in 2012, my goal was to reduce the tax burden for Wisconsin’s hardworking families and homeowners. Since I took the oath of office, I have voted to lower the tax burden three times, for a total of more than $1 billion. Our northern communities face a disproportionately high tax burden, particularly on the property tax. I will devote my second term to delivering additional tax relief and ensuring the bureaucrats in Madison do not forget about rural Wisconsin.”
Czaja, a Republican and lifelong Lincoln County resident, won her first term to the state Assembly in November of 2012. Her signature legislative accomplishments of the session include authoring legislation to expand hunting rights by allowing full inclusion of a crossbow season and securing additional funding for Wisconsin’s snowmobile trail system. Both measures were signed by Governor Scott Walker and are now law.
“Both the crossbow legislation and the snowmobile funding proposal were bills that had been debated in the legislature for nearly a decade,” Czaja said. “It was a rewarding and humbling experience to ensure these efforts crossed the finish line, rather than ending in the futility of past sessions. Our 35th District relies heavily on tourism and outdoor sporting opportunities, especially our mom-and-pop shops trying to survive an extra long winter. I made a commitment early on that I would do everything I could to protect their livelihoods, and I was proud to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make sure those promises became a reality. I will bring this same tenacity to my second term.”
The general election will be held on Nov. 4, 2014. The 35th Assembly District includes the cities of Antigo, Merrill, and Tomahawk, covers all of Lincoln County, and portions of Langlade, Marathon, Oneida, and Shawano counties.