ELECTION AUTHORITY: Republican Candidates for 24th Senate District

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

Both Steve Abrahamason and Scott Kenneth Noble say now is the time to bring civility to Madison. They hope to do that by beating Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point).

Steve Abrahamson was born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids. He's currently unemployed, but has held supervisor positions in the fast food industry and retailers. He holds a high school diploma.

"I'm looking out for the common person," Abrahamson said. "We've got too many people in political offices that will tell you what they think you want to hear."

Scott Kenneth Noble is a lifelong resident of Wood County and a graduate of UW-Stevens Point. He manages a family business, the Marshfield Professional Center.

"The reason I'm running is because I really think we could do a better job and we really, really need to have someone that's more in tune with what's going on in the district rather than someone who is entrenched in Madison politics," Noble said.

Noble says his number on priority is jobs, and hopes to follow Governor Scott Walker's lead. He says the state needs to let the frac sand developers in Texas and other mining operations know that Wisconsin welcomes their job creation.

"Jobs is the biggest issue I'm hearing people wanna hear about, more particularly private sector jobs," Noble said.

Meanwhile, Abrahamson says there's too much government regulation hindering job growth, but says his priority is to end political bickering on both sides of the aisle.

"We can do it the old fashioned way, a good willow stick will do wonders," Abrahamson said. "People need to stop and pay attention to what Wisconsinites want."

As for education, Noble supports school choice, including an idea that would use a portion of property taxes to go toward school tuition.

Abrahamson wants to cut positions within the Department of Public Instruction, with the hope of freeing up money for local schools.

Both candidates want to nullify the Affordable Health Care Law.

The winner of Tuesday's primary will face Sen. Lassa on Tuesday, November 6.

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