Looks like Brad Pfaff is running for Congress.
Pfaff is halfway through his first four-year term in the Wisconsin State Senate.
Now according to BradPfaff.com, he is seeking to occupy Ron Kind’s 3rd Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives.
“I learned very young on the farm that when you face tough challenges, you come together as neighbors to get the job done,” says Brad Pfaff for Congress. “Too many people in Washington today have forgotten that doing things for us is their job.”
Kind announced that he was not running for re-election in early August. He is fulfilling his 13th term in Congress. Coincidentally, perhaps, the Pfaff campaign Twitter profile appears to have been created in August.
Here is the list of the 10 priorities of Paff of his campaign site:
- Health care
- Family farms
- Pure air, earth and water
- Right to vote
Pfaff was born in La Crosse County, attended Melrose-Mindoro High School, and raised on a dairy farm.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, he was the secretary-designate of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Commerce, and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
However, he was never confirmed in that position for 11 months, before Republicans who control the Senate sacked him for speaking out against delays in releasing funding for farmers’ mental health.
Pfaff discussed this event last week on La Crosse Talk PM, and the oddity it took years to confirm his replacement, Randy Romansky, who was Pfaff’s AG. deputy minister before being fired.
Currently, three more appear to be running for the seat of Kind’s 3rd Congressional District – two Republicans and one Democrat.
Brett Knudsen, who was also on La Crosse Talk PM last week, is the other Democrat, while Derrick Van Orden and Denise Hurless are running as Republicans.
Van Orden lost to Kind by 10,346 votes in the 2020 election – a race where these two candidates spent more than $ 6.4 million combined (70% of that amount per Kind), according to the website OpenSecrets.org.