State Senator Kathleen Vinehout is the latest Democrat to announce a run for governor. She kicked off her campaign in Black River Falls on Monday. She joins long list of candidates, including Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik, head of the Department of Public Instruction Tony Evers, and Eau Claire State Representative Dana Wachs.
Vinehout says she wants to, “make people first in the state’s priorities.” She feels that Walker and Republican lawmakers focus on giving to corporations and have neglected local government and schools. Vinehout cited the Foxconn deal as just one example. Among the policies she advocates for are a $15.00 minimum wage, along with free technical and two year colleges.
In the past, Vinehout worked as both a professor and a dairy farmer. She was elected to the Senate in 2006, where she was active in both the fight for collective bargaining rights and health care for all of Wisconsin’s residents.
WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with her about the upcoming campaign.