Thiesfeldt Endorses Two In City Council Race

State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt has announced he is putting his support in the upcoming Fond du Lac City Council race behind two candidates, one a challenger and one a current city councilmember.

Thiesfeldt says he is supporting both current councilman Dan Degner as well as challenger Lawrence Foster, Jr.

Regarding the Degner endorsement, Thiesfeldt said, “Councilman Dan Degner will receive my vote on April 6 for re-election to the Fond du Lac City Council.  Mr. Degner has honorably served the voters, listened to their concerns to inform his decisions, and followed though on his campaign pledges from two years ago.  He has earned my continued support and I encourage others to support his re-election as well.”

Degner, commented, “I’m thankful for the support of Representative Thiesfeldt.  Over 62% of the voters in 52nd Assembly District sent Rep. Thiesfeldt back to Madison because of his conservative accomplishments.  Over the past two years I have done everything in my power to fight for conservative values like supporting budgets that cut our debt by 10% and cutting the property tax rate by 6.39% while also increasing street maintenance funding by 259%.”

Regarding his support for Foster, Thiesfeldt said ” Mr. Foster understands the role of the city council is not to engage in social matters, but rather to represent the voters in providing quality, basic services at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers. I urge others as well to support Lawrence Foster for Fond du Lac City Council.”

Foster also has support from former City Council President, Steve Michels. Michels stated, “I have been a life-long resident of Fond du Lac, so have seen and been involved with the good and bad of this city. I have known Lawrence for at least 28 years, watched him grow up, and become the great person he is.

He has discussed his plans for when he becomes a Council member next year. I agree 100% with his views as they go along with what my views were when I was on council.”

Voters will head to the polls to make their selections on April 6.