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Meet the 69th assembly district candidates

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Another election is almost here. Voters in the 69th Assembly District will head to the polls on Tuesday.

Parts of north-central Wisconsin needs a representative in Madison. Several candidates have stepped up.

"I believe in service to your country," said democratic candidate Ken Slezak.

"I think our best days are ahead," said republican candidate Bob Kulp.

They're running to represent the 69th Assembly District.

"It's clear they need someone who is willing to work with folks that don't always agree with you," said Slezak.

"What I can promise people is that I'll work hard and listen well," added Kulp.

The seat opened up after former majority leader Scott Suder resigned. Suder had held it for 14 years. Slezak says he's ready to take it over and make some changes.

"The power that's been taken away from this administration should be returned to local government," said Slezak.

Slezak says, if elected, he'd focus on agriculture and fixing roads.

"The stuff that has happened over the last few years, that's not the way we operate," he said.

But republican Bob Kulp says it's time to focus on job creation.

"I'd like to be able to remove the barriers from job creation as well as new business start ups in the state," said Kulp.

Kulp has owned his own business for 28 years. He says that experience makes him the right fit for Madison.

"A careful, thoughtful approach. Looking at every dollar that's being spent," said Kulp.

Tim Swiggum is also running as an independent. He's the former mayor of Owen. During a phone interview Monday, Swiggum said he believed the state is headed in the wrong direction. Swiggum says, if elected, he will focus on the local economy and small businesses.

"Small businesses are the key in getting our local economy back," said Swiggum. "If elected, I will put on workshops throughout the district."

The election takes place Tuesday. Polls open at 7:00 a.m.

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