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Business Leaders Endorse Brett Davis for Lieutenant Governor

Business Leaders Endorse Brett Davis for Lieutenant Governor

MADISON -- State Representative Brett Davis, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, announced the endorsement of business leaders all across Wisconsin today. Below is a partial list of business leaders who publically support Davis:

Larry Squire—President, Johnson Bank (Janesville)

Steve Ziegler—CEO, InPro (Muskego)

Dan McNulty—Executive Vice President & COO, QPS Employment Group, Inc. (Brookfield)

Walter Kolb—Owner, Audio Implements (Waukesha)

Bob Soerens—Owner, Soerens Ford (Brookfield)

Steve Peotter—President of the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce

Dan Burkwald—President, Burkwald & Association, Inc. (Pewaukee)

Rob McIntyre—Branch President, The Horton Group (Waukesha)

Andrea & Anthony Bryant—Chairman & Owner, Century Fence Co. (Waukesha)

Gerald Whitburn—Chairman, Church Mutual Insurance (Merrill)

Bill Johnson—President, Johnson Timber Corp. (Hayward)

Butch Johnson—CEO, Flambeau River Papers (Park Falls)

Patrick & Margo Trotter—President, Founder, and Executive Vice President, Health Solutions Ltd. (Sheboygan)

Eva Dahl—Dentist, Endodontic Specialists of La Crosse

Steve King—Founder, King Capitol (Janesville)

Joe Suttner—President, Suttner Accounting (Chilton)

John Macy—Partner, Arenz, Molter, Macy & Riffle, S.C. (Waukesha)

In response to these endorsements Davis released the following statement:

"I am honored to have the support of private sector job creators all across Wisconsin. Many of the business leaders I met with over the last few months believe that Jim Doyle’s administration has increased the cost of doing business in Wisconsin and lost jobs in the process. I want make this office relevant by serving as the top taxpayer watchdog constantly focused on rooting out fraud, waste, and abuse in state government. I plan to work with Wisconsin’s business leaders to reduce government spending, cut taxes, and create an environment that encourages the private sector job growth we need to get our economy and state turned around.”

“Brett Davis has the energy, vision and experience to play a leading role in getting our state’s fiscal house in order and creating the atmosphere where the private sector can create family-supporting jobs,” said Gerald Whitburn. “Wisconsin will be a better place with Brett Davis as lieutenant governor.”

Davis has also been endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, Governor Tommy Thompson, the majority of Waukesha County GOP executive board (as individuals), and former State Representative and 2006 candidate for lt. governor Jean Hundertmark. In addition to these endorsements, Davis was leading vote getter on each of the three ballots cast in the lieutenant governor’s race at the 2010Republican Party of Wisconsin state convention with a margin of at least 12 percent over his next closest rival.

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