Tony Z. will not be LG

From the press release:

Zielinski Campaign: Zielinski withdrawing from the race for lieutenant governor

Contact: Tony Zielinski

Our top priority is to get the best candidate elected Governor for the people of Wisconsin. Tom Barrett is that candidate!

Advisors very close to Tom Barrett have indicated to me that Tom believes that two people from Milwaukee cannot win. While I personally think two people from Milwaukee can win, that is not the only factor I must consider. While there was no other candidate that was both from outside of Milwaukee and that held elective office in the race before, I could not in good conscience withdraw. This is no longer the case. Tom Nelson has both elective office experience and is not from Milwaukee. For those reasons I am withdrawing from the race for Lieutenant Governor.

In the past several months, I have had to good fortune to personally see what a beautiful state we have while visiting approximately ¾ of the state’s 72 counties. In fact, the beauty of our state is only exceeded by the wonderful people who live here.

I will do whatever I can to help Tom Barrett become the next Governor for the people of the State of Wisconsin and I encourage you to support Tom as well.


Well, he’ll still by my alder. So it be.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

2 thoughts on “Tony Z. will not be LG”

  1. Didn’t know he was considering a run, but since he’s my alder too, I’m selfishly glad he’ll be staying around.

    Maybe a run for MKE mayor?

  2. People (politicians are, too) don’t back out of something of this without something in return. I’ve always known Tony to have Ambitions. We’ll see what his might be, assuming Barrett wins the guv race.

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