I have formed an exploratory committee to examine the viability of my candidacy for the 68th Assembly seat. Through long-standing traditions learned from the Peck family, a family that has lived, worked, and served the people of this area and the state for five generations, I appreciate not only the satisfaction but also the challenges and the obligation of public service. In addition to family traditions, personal life experiences prepared me to take on the challenges of the Assembly. As an active member in Peck Farms, I help ensure the continuation of a successful family business. I am also an independent small business owner, having started an adult family home, ImPeckable Care. In service to our nation, I was a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard for over six years, including serving in Iraq as a non-commissioned officer for 10 ½ months with a cavalry scout unit.
My community involvement has included serious work in the area of agriculture, such as serving as president of Chippewa County Farmers Union; I am also on their Grant committee and Grain Committee. Additionally, I serve as Dairy Delegate for Land O’ Lakes and I am on the Chippewa County Equity Livestock board. In other areas of local civic interests I was a volunteer fire fighter for three years and have participated in the Lake Wissota Stewardship Project. My individual interests are varied: I am a member of the National Rifle Association, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, St. Bridget’s Church, Cadott Historical Society, and Chippewa Bowhunters.
My driving force in forming an exploratory committee and seeking this candidacy is seeing Wisconsin return to governing cooperatively by representing the interests of all its people equally. I want to help the State value its natural resources, its agriculture, and its businesses. Also I hope to lead an effort that we all work together by advocating for open-minded discussion and solution-oriented compromise; I would make this a high priority. Wisconsin has much work to be done and I know that I am ready to do whatever I can to accomplish that work in Madison on behalf on my constituents in the 68th District and for the rest of the State of Wisconsin.