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Outgoing UWS Student Body Pres. Announces Campaign for State Assembly

Updated: 04/23/2014 10:51 PM
Created: 04/23/2014 10:48 PM WDIO.com

The graduating student body president of UW-Superior is throwing his hat in the ring for a state assembly seat; the 23-year-old rural Bayfield native is running for Wisconsin's 74th district. 

"Students are often a demographic that are getting a bad deal," Graham Garfield said of experience lobbying for university funding. "And of course the issues that affect students in particular are in some ways really similar to the issues that affect the northern region."

Aside from education, Garfield says his focus will be on creating sustainable jobs and working towards higher wages for Wisconsin workers.

The seat's current holder, Janet Bewley (D-Ashland), previously announced that she is going to seek the 25th district state Senate seat left open by the retiring Bob Jauch (D-Poplar).

The only other Democratic candidate so far for the assembly seat is Beth Myers of Bayfield. 

On the Republican side, Hurley's Jamey Francis has filed paperwork.

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