I'm a Democrat because…

 
Bob Tatterson

Robert Tatterson

Wealth is created when people have the opportunity, to the extent of their abilities, to contribute to society. 

I grew up on a hobby farm in Ohio with sheep, chickens, and a pony. We were free-range kids, playing and exploring outdoors. My parents were middle-of-the-road Republicans. They had grown up in poverty in West Virginia. They were frugal, but they were also generous people…


Dan Larsen

Democratic values are about believing in the power of community, equality, and inclusion.
 

While still a student at Cedarburg High School, I got interested in politics. I researched several issues in detail and realized I was more aligned with the ideals of Barack Obama and the Democrats. I knew from a young age that I wanted to help people. I came to realize that politics and law-making would be my path to doing that…

Dan Larsen

Joanne Kaus

Joanne Kaus

I believe in a market economy and that it works best when there is a strong social safety net.
 

I grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where I learned a good work ethic. Life was hard. My family never seemed to have enough money. We always had something to eat because my mother grew a garden and canned for the winter. When people came to our house, my mother made people feel welcome and gave them something to eat. She was willing to help anyone who needed it. It is because of her that I am serious about my spirituality and continue to strive to become my best self…


Sharon Barikmo

I finally realized that you cannot go through life oblivious just because it is easier.
 

I was raised in beautiful neighborhood in Mequon. I lived in a nice house with a mom and dad who were always there for us. We had food on the table, a great big backyard, and decent healthcare. It took me a while to see that others were not so fortunate. It took even longer for me to understand how politics and lawmakers affect us all…

Sharon Barikmo