Candidate Name: Josh Pade
What office are you running for?
Congress (1st Congressional District of Wisconsin)
With which party are you running for office?
Why are you running for office?
We have very complex challenges in the 21st century that need new leaders. People are working harder and earning less, they’re left without being able to afford health insurance and education. More here.
What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
People can’t afford to become a part of the middle class anymore. Part of that is healthcare costs, part is wages are too low and part is people can’t get the skills to get a high paying job. And we don’t have the right economic national policy to produce jobs that can compete and win the world economy.
We need economic security policies for those who are working hard, policies that raise wages and benefits in every sector of the economy, reclaim the innovation economy that has gone overseas and make higher education affordable. I will fight for economic security by advocating for middle class tax cuts rather than corporate welfare.
I will fight for affordable healthcare guaranteed to every American. I will fight for quality higher education and job training that does not leave people saddled with student loans. I will fight for enforceable fair trade agreements that make American competitive intense global economy. I will fight for a comprehensive program to help workers transition when their industries become obsolete by technology.
How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
The first state for us as partisans is to create a mandate for change. A collation of people who want to see our ideas translated into real world possibilities. We can use that consensus to be agents for change with a willingness to listen to people with different points of view.
Who is your hero?
RFK, he was a relentless pursuer of justice and a believer that there was more we had in common than that which divides us.
What are your hobbies?
Running, reading, cooking, spending time with my family, training my cats to do tricks.
What is the most recent book you read?
A Warning by Anonymous
Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
Two twin girl cats, Lillian and Gigi
How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
The 1st CD is the bellwether of Wisconsin which is critical to 2020. We need donors, volunteers, and voices to spread our message and help turn blue for 2020.
What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
Why should people care about Wisconsin?
Wisconsin is the tipping point state for the 2020 election and particularly the 1st CD as the only competitive district in the state. It is critical to drive change in this district if we hope to defeat Trump in the Presidential election.
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