Candidate Name: Mason Becker
Candidate’s Preferred Pronouns
What office are you running for?
WI 33rd State Assembly District
With which party are you running for office?
November 3, 2020
Why are you running for office?
Because Wisconsin needs to return to results.
What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Statewide, we need to come to grips with education funding. Open enrollment, while perhaps well intentioned, has harmed many school districts, especially smaller ones like those in the 33rd. School districts are forced to go to public referendum, over and over, just to maintain what they are already providing. The public supports our schools, we need our state government to do the same. Part of the problem is that both school districts and local governments are forced to rely almost exclusively on property taxes for funding. This makes Wisconsin an outlier and needs to be fixed.
How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
Implementing non-partisan redistricting would help insure that all elected representatives have to listen and be responsive to their constituents. We all need to remember to stop with the name calling and shouting, and start reaching out more to our neighbors, no matter who they are.
Who is your hero?
My wife, Laura. She is such a strong parent and creative person.
What are your hobbies?
Following the Brewers and Packers, listening to music, playing games with our boys, Alek and Cyrus. I try to golf occasionally (doesn’t happen much these days), and used to play bass guitar in a rock cover band (and hope to get back to this again some day).
What is the most recent book you read?
“Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
We have a miniature schnauzer named Brauny, who is named after a certain Milwaukee Brewers player.
How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
They can visit BeckerForAssembly.com to spread the word about our campaign, and can sign up to volunteer there. Of course, there is a donation link there as well, if any of your readers are so inclined. This campaign is going to be powered by every day people like those reading this post.
What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
Favorite place to visit, outside of your district/community.
Mine would be Milwaukee, both for Brewers games at Miller Park, and for the historic Third Ward district.
Post created from answers submitted by candidate to our Meet the Candidate survey.
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