Race for the 85th Assembly District

By: John DesRivieres Email
By: John DesRivieres Email

The 85th District covers much of Marathon County, including Wausau and portions of Rothschild and Schofield.

Donna Seidel is the Democratic incumbent in this race, she is being challenged by Republican Candidate Charles Eno and Libertarian Candidate Jim Maas.

Seidel has represented the district since 2004 and currently serves as the Assistant Majority Leader.

Before getting elected to the State Assembly, Seidel was the Clerk of Courts in Marathon County and previously worked as an investigator for the District Attorney and as a Wausau Police Officer.

"I am not only deeply involved in the community but I understand what people here care about, what folks here have as their priorities and what they want me to do for them, both in public policy on the State level and back here in the communities", explains Seidel.

Republican candidate Charles Eno has lived and worked in Wausau since 1968.

Eno is a business owner and former CEO of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.

"This is my first time running for political office so it's a new experience, a new adventure for me and i want to see if i can take my education and my experience to Madison to see if we can redirect our state government back to what it was originally created to be not what it is today", says Eno.

Third party candidate Jim Maas is running as a Libertarian.

Maas is a Vietnam War Veteran and he spent time working in Wisconsin Public Schools and the library at UW Stevens Point.

"I recently retired from UWSP and I see some of the problems at the state and national level and I thought that this was the year I'm going to have to...instead of just complaining about the problems...do what I can to change them", explains Maas.

Election Day is November 2nd.

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