DEMOCRATIC PARTY

 

 

OF POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN

“Leadership to the Future”

 

The Polk County Democratic Party is an inclusive, membership-based organization promoting Democratic and progressive principles. We recruit, support and elect candidates who share those principles. We act as a resource to educate all citizens on the important issues of the day.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE WORK OF POLK COUNTY DEMOCRATS

Weekly news from DPW chair

. Follow this newsletter to keep current on the events shaping our state and the work our party is doing to win in 2018 and beyond.   . Founder's Day Dinner 2018: The Year of the Woman     Our annual Founder’s Day dinner last weekend was a huge success! We were...

read more

Weekly news from DPW chair.

I give my most enthusiastic congratulations to Judge Rebecca Dallet, our new Justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court! I know she will lead with our Wisconsin values and be an advocate through and through for Wisconsin families on our state’s high court. Judge Dallet...

read more

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Apr
21
Sat
Dueholm dinner @ Milltown Community Center
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
Dueholm dinner @ Milltown Community Center

Social hour at 4:00 PM.
Dinner at 5:00 PM.
Speakers begin as soon as everyone is seated.

Are you an artist, photographer, fiber artist, woodworker, or other creative type? Or do you have something wonderful that no longer delights you? Donate an item to our silent auction fundraiser!

REGISTER NOW!
Apr
27
Fri
7th Congressional District Convention @ Treehaven at Tomahawk (UWSP)
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day
7th Congressional District Convention @ Treehaven at Tomahawk (UWSP)

Participate in grass roots democracy — be a delegate to the 7th CD convention! Contact Kathryn Kienholz or Kim Butler for details (click on Contact at top right of the page.)

May
3
Thu
Monthly Meeting @ Village Pizzeria, Dresser
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ Village Pizzeria, Dresser

WE ARE MEETING A WEEK EARLY IN MAY — FIRST THURSDAY INSTEAD OF SECOND!

Gather at 5pm to share a meal and socialize. (Pizzeria has great food!) Regular monthly meeting to follow.

All are welcome!

Facebook Feed

This Saturday 4/21 is the Polk Burnett “Jefferson-La Follette-Dueholm” fundraising dinner, and I hope you will join us for a delicious Italian buffet catered by Village Pizzeria, and featuring Attorney General Candidate Josh Kaul, all 3 candidates for U.S. Congress, 28th Assembly Candidate (me) and local elected officials.

I posted about Fighting Bob La Follette, but let’s focus on the last name we honor, Harvey Dueholm, our State Assemblyman who had a lasting influence on this area and WI politics. Born in 1910 in Bone Lake town, Harvey was a Dairy farmer from Luck, and member of Wisconsin State Assembly beginning in 1958 and continuing for 9 terms.

“In the Legislature, Dueholm quickly won a reputation for his sense of humor...So great was his ability as a humorist and raconteur that it sometimes overshadowed his accomplishments as a legislator and his advocacy of liberal causes. Dueholm traditionally received high ratings in the Capital Times' public interest poll, and on several occasions he was the only legislator to receive a 100% rating. He was particularly well known for his stance on conservation, mental health, consumer protection, and senior citizens. Dueholm was also a staunch supporter of the University of Wisconsin at a time when many legislators favored cutting appropriations in order to end the anti-war student violence.”

Dueholm also impacted the career of our longtime U.S. Congressman Dave Obey as well, “...nobody influenced Obey as much as a no-frills legislator from Polk County named Harvey Dueholm, a retired farmer who battled cancer for the last two decades of his life, maintaining, through it all, a good sense of humor and an unadulterated, Will Rogers outlook. Dueholm had mentored Gaylord Nelson, who rose to governor and then U.S. senator, and who would come to be influential in Obey’s life as well.”

Harvey’s father Marius also served in the legislature, and Harvey’s son Bob went on to represent our Assembly district with distinction as well. The Dueholm family has served our area in many ways, and continues to do so.

For tickets to Saturday’s dinner,
Polkcountywisconsindemocrats.org
...

View on Facebook

Find Your Elected Officials

Click the “Start” button to visit the League of Women Voter’s “Find Your Elected Officials” webpage.