Meet the Candidate: Eduard Vocke (Wisconsin)

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Candidate Name:

Eduard Vocke

What office are you running for?

WI State Senate District 12

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

Primary: August 11th, 2020/ General: November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office?

I want to make Northern Wisconsin a better place socially, economically, and ecologically for its citizens’ futures.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

The biggest issue facing Northern Wisconsin is the redaction of a mining moratorium that is leaving the community vulnerable to high impact sulfide mining. The watershed that will be contaminated by the mine supplies 1/4 of the entire fresh water supply of Lake Michigan and will cause irreparable long term damage to the area.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

We need to implement non partisan redistricting nationwide in order to make sure that voters are properly represented by the politician in their district. Gerrymandering skews the demographic makeup, distorting representation, and disempowers citizens who feel impotent with their votes.

Who is your hero?

Those who serve others selflessly without recognition.

What are your hobbies?

I like to write and play music. I enjoy reading a lot. Playing nonsense with my family. Being out in nature. Eating massive amounts of food.

What is the most recent book you read?

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

One son, Koen who is 2.and one dog Vilas who is 3.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Reach out on Facebook or Twitter and talk to me. Donate to my campaign on Actblue. Set up a Zoom with me.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?

Yes, but can you dance? And the answer is, yes, absolutely I can dance.

Candidate Social Media:

Facebook | Twitter

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