Merrill’s Ruprecht announces Assembly candidacy
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MERRILL – Merrill native Tyler E. Ruprecht launched his bid to represent Wisconsin’s 35th Assembly District last week, joining Don Nelson and Calvin Callahan in the race.
Ruprecht grew up in Merrill and attended UW-Marathon County, where he served as Vice President of the Helping Hands Club and President of the Student Government Association. He suffered from health issues stemming from multiple car accidents earlier in his life, which forced him to leave college.
“After some time, I began to adjust and started to learn to live again,” Ruprecht said on his campaign website, www.tylerruprecht.com. He began studying “thousands upon thousands of pages of political science, current events, law, and American history,” and eventually decided to run for Assembly.
On the website, Ruprecht highlights numerous policy goals, including “quality, affordable healthcare access for everyone,” “save, grow, and adapt our education,” and “highspeed internet for our homes.” Ruprecht also calls for ending gerrymandering, establishing term limits for elected officials, and “(protecting) Wisconsin’s interests from special interests.”
“We need to elect strong leadership across the board. Leaders who know our struggles and give more than promises,” Ruprecht states. “I know the struggles we go through and I know how we can address them now. I know what actions we can take to make our district flourish rather than flounder. When elected I will work to pass real solutions for our real problems, and I will provide us the strong leadership we need. If we come together, we can win this seat, we can bring in a new horizon, and we can start to build new day.”