Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Beaver Dam Professional Firefighters Local 3432
Jonathan Brostoff, State Representative, Assembly District 19
Dr. Effie Siomos
Kara Nelson, City of Beaver Dam Alderperson
Kevin Burnett, Beaver Dam City Council (Ward 13) and Dodge County Board Supervisor
Nicki Vander Meulen, Madison Metropolitan School District Board
WEAC Endorses Elisha Barudin
The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) recommends Elisha Barudin in Assembly District 39.
“Elisha Barudin believes all children should have the same opportunity for success, no matter where they live or what their family circumstances,” said Ron Martin, an Eau Claire eighth grade teacher and WEAC president. “Wisconsin needs elected officials who respect educators’ voices.”
“Public schools are important to our communities. Decisions in the State Assembly should be based on what’s best for students,” Martin said. “Elected officials, educators and our entire communities should be working together to support local public schools.”
In making recommendations for the state Legislature, WEAC members focus on areas including support for public schools, giving employees a voice in school decisions and professional respect for the role educators have in keeping our communities strong.
WEAC, the state’s largest association of professional educators, amplifies the voices of public school teachers and support staff to ensure all students have high-quality public schools.
Sierra Club Endorses Elisha Barudin
The Sierra Club has announced its endorsement of Elisha Barudin’s candidacy for State Assembly in appreciation of her demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment.
“Elisha Barudin is the Sierra Club's choice for 39th Assembly District because we know she will work to protect our environment for Wisconsin families,” said Dave Blouin, Sierra Club State Political Director. “Elisha’s commitment to conservation and fighting climate change stands in stark contrast to her opponent’s poor voting record for big polluters. The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Elisha Barudin and we will work hard for her election to the Assembly."
Elisha has made environmental advocacy an integral part of her candidacy and is appreciative of the Sierra Club’s endorsement.
“From hunting and fishing to tourism and recreation, our environment, wildlife and natural resources are essential parts of our economy and life in Wisconsin,” Elisha said. “As the Assembly Representative for the 39th District, I would fight to protect our clean water, land and air, while preventing special interests from taking unfair advantage of our environment, which all Wisconsinites deserve to enjoy.”
“Elisha serves our community in many capacities, through the theater, the hospital, our schools and many more. Through this work, she KNOWS what issues are important to us. Her passion for helping others is contagious and deep-rooted in the fabric of her soul. This drive is what will make the difference when it comes to representing us in Madison, and that is why I am endorsing Elisha Barudin.” — Kara Nelson, Ward 10 Alder, City of Beaver Dam.
“I want everyone to know that it’s because of Elisha Barudin that I am a Store Manager with one of the largest retailers in the world. I’m proud of my accomplishments but Elisha saw my management potential early on when I was an hourly employee.
"She motivated and believed in me. She told me I can do it. I didn’t have a college degree. I speak English with accent. But Elisha gave someone like me an equal and fair opportunity. I will forever be grateful.” — Natalie Scheppele