Larson picks up endorsements from two county sups

County Supervisor Chris Larson has earned the endorsements of Milwaukee County Supervisors Gerry Broderick [PDF] and Marina Dimitrijevic [PDF].

Broderick’s endorsement came today at an east side fundraiser. In a statement, Broderick said:

“Chris Larson would be a wonderful Senator to represent my constituents and the 7th Wisconsin Senate District,” said Broderick. “He’ll fight hard for progressive values. This primary should be about who is the Democrat for the job, and for many years I’ve felt we’ve had no voice in Madison. Chris has heart and his votes will reflect the views of Milwaukee County residents once he wins in September. He’s pragmatic. He can find common sense solutions, and follows up with action.”

Dimitrijevic’s endorsement came a few days earlier. She said:

“As Chris’ colleague on the County Board, I’ve come to know him as a true leader, and a strong partner in fighting for our neighborhoods,” said Dimitrijevic. “The lack of representation for our district in Madison is apparent to many Democrats. Almost any key issue is lacking a voice: the environment, green collar jobs, and action on developing transit. This is why it is with full confidence that I am supporting Chris Larson in his run for State Senate. Chris has fought hard to revitalize the Hoan Bridge with me, and keep this community in-step with other major metro-areas by ushering in modern transit. He serves Southeast Wisconsin faithfully, and I hope my community joins me in supporting him on September 14th.”

Meanwhile, incumbent State Senator and Friend of AT&T™ Jeff Plale was endorsed by the mayor of Oak Creek. Plale proved his opposition to mass transit by helping stall passage of the RTA bill and greasing the wheels at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to get a new I-94 interchange built at Drexel Avenue. God knows we need more construction on I-94…

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.