Covering much of western Dane County as well as some of Iowa and Green counties, the 80th Assembly District has been held for 20 years by incumbent Sondy Pope Rep. D-Mount Horeb.
The winner of the August 9 Republican primary will face the winner of the busy Democratic primary. The 80th District has a Democratic lean of 35 points, according to an analysis by John Johnson, a researcher at Marquette Law School.
Address: 2157 Sugar River Road, Verona
Before elected mandate: None
Other public service: Associate Director, Heartland Credit Union
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration with Certificate in Entrepreneurship, UW-Platteville
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Email or website: jacobforwisconsin.com
Address: 115 Llanos Street, Verona
Family: Married with two children
Before elected mandate: No answer
Other public service: No answer
Education: Trained as a Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Western Wisconsin Technical College
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The race is on to fill the Democratic-leaning Assembly seat covering western Dane County
Questions and answers
Why are you the best candidate for this position?
Luginbühl: I am the best candidate for the position of Representative to the Assembly because of my strong ties to the community I hope to serve; and my ability to solve problems. I am approaching 10 years as a small business owner. Adapting to the many challenges life throws at you is key to staying open and that experience will continue in my role in the Office.
Gravin: As the owner of three businesses, I know the struggle that took place during the COVID outbreak. My goal is to help the small businesses that survived and hopefully bring back the ones we lost. Our children (have) taken such a hit with education. This future generation needs a strong government to help the education system ensure a strong future for our children. As a concerned Wisconsin citizen, we need to make sure we have safety in our schools, streets, and businesses.
Candidate Q&A: Assembly District 80 Democratic Primary
What unique expertise would you bring to the office?
Luginbühl: I know what it’s like to be knocked down and start over. In my short life so far, I have experienced our failing systems firsthand and learned from them. I lost a dear friend and employee to gun violence in our own community, I cared for a family member who lost his life to cancer after their year-long battle with them. left bankrupt and without health care.
Do you think the 2020 elections were fair? If not, what do you think should be changed? Do you support calls to end the Wisconsin Elections Commission?
Graewin: The 2020 election (has) become an interesting question over the past two months. The public needs to feel that we Americans can vote and that our vote is counted and counted correctly.
If Roe is overturned, should there be exceptions in abortion bans for rape, incest, maternal health, or maternal life? Who?
Luginbühl: Absolutely, the exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother must be protected.
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