At a rally Sunday, Gov. Scott Walker announced his bid for a third term.
Walker held the rally at Weldall Manufacturing, Inc in Waukesha to kick off his re-election campaign. He will also be holding additional rallies around the state in the following days.
Protesters gathered outside the event holding signs and shouting “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”
In his past two terms as governor, Walker said his administration has improved Wisconsin high schools to have “some of the best” ACT scores and graduation rates. For higher education, he has put a tuition freeze on University of Wisconsin schools for the last 6 years.
During his time in office, Walker said he has started to require a drug test from those on welfare and not just help people rely on the system — but get it out of it as well.
Going forward, Walker said he hopes to focus on finding careers for Wisconsinites, rather than just finding jobs.
“There’s more to be done, and we’re ready to do it,” Walker said. “We’ll keep this state moving forward.”
In his next term, Walker said his main focus will be on stopping the growth of opioid epidemic and illegal drug abuse.
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Although there have been many improvements to the state in the past seven years, the election is going to be a challenge, Walker said.
“We’re not afraid to take on the big government special interests and take the power out of their hands and put it firmly in the hands of the hard-working taxpayers,” Walker said.
As a supporter of Walker, Wendy Sellers attended the rally with her 11 year-old daughter. Sellers believes it’s important to get her daughter involved in politics and government at a young age.
Sellers supports Walker due to his commitment to Wisconsinites, especially in his interest of bringing jobs to Wisconsin.
“We were able to talk about the awesome freedoms we have as women who are Americans,” Sellers said. “It’s just something you can’t take for granted.”