Giles and Rozar vie for 69th Assembly seat
By Hub City Times staff
WOOD COUNTY – Brian Giles and Donna Rozar will square off on Nov. 3, for a seat in the 69th Assembly District.
Representative Bob Kulp announced in January that he would not seek re-election to the 69th Assembly – a position he has held since 2013.
Brian Giles will run on the Democratic ticket and is a lifelong resident of Marshfield. He attended UW-Marshfield/Wood County and the UW-River Falls.
“I have worked in the community including for numerous years at Mid State Truck and most recently on a presidential campaign and have volunteered on campaigns for the past 16 years,” he added. “Besides being active in the past coaching baseball, football, and soccer, I also volunteer for Meals on Wheels and donate platelets at the Blood Center.
“I decided to run for Assembly to be a voice for this district and not special interests. Most of my platform is based on issues that this district had shown overwhelming support for on referendum votes. Some of these include: getting money out of politics, fair maps, legalization of medical marijuana, and expansion of Badgercare.
“I am also a firm believer in mail in voting, especially with the current situation we are in. Voters shouldn’t have to risk their love to exercise their right to vote. I believe all people should be heard and that’s why I will stand with everyone including those too often ignored or marginalized.”
Giles lives in Marshfield with his wife, Elizabeth and three boys, Jeremiah, Trenton, and Alexander.
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Donna Rozar is running on the Republican ticket and has lived in Marshfield since 1988.
Rozar is the current Wood County Board vice chair and has been involved in central Wisconsin politics for more than 25 years. She works on the cardiac medical/surgical unit at Marshfield Medical Center and recently retired from UWEC College of Nursing and Health Services where she taught for 12 years.
“I have been an effective leader on the County Board and look forward to continuing to serve friends and neighbors in Marshfield as well as in Marathon and Clark Counties. I have learned how special our communities are over the years and am eager to work with community members across the District to be a voice for the issues that are important to them. Taking the values of our communities to Madison is one of the reasons for my candidacy,” she said.
Rozar and her husband, Ed adopted five children – one while living in Tennessee, one while living in Pennsylvania, and a sibling group of three while living in West Virginia. Her husband died in 1993. She now has five grandchildren.
See full interview with Rozar: