Tricia, the first in her family to graduate from college, went to law school and became a practicing attorney and law professor. In 2013, she was elected by the Ho-Chunk Nation to serve as Associate Justice of the Ho-Chunk Supreme Court (and re-elected to that position in 2017). In 2018, Tricia was elected to the Wausau School Board and currently serves as board president. Tricia would be the first woman to represent Tricia Wisconsin’s 8th district in Congress. She is a fierce advocate for education, criminal justice reform, and workers’ rights.
On healthcare . . .
Tricia fights for equal access to affordable health insurance, but also wants to make sure union-members can enjoy the private insurance they have worked hard for. She also believes in taking on Big Pharma to lower the cost of prescription drugs, as well as defending a woman’s right to choose and covering those with pre-existing conditions.
On the environment . . .
“I believe we have an obligation and a duty to protect the environment for generations to come. I intend to work hard to ensure we have clean air, clean water, and that our beautiful lands stay protected. And I'm so honored to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters & the Sierra Club behind my campaign.”
Plans for the Economy
Tricia wants to put money in people’s pockets, first by raising the minimum wage, and second by creating good-paying jobs. She also calls for an end to unfair tax breaks to large corporations. Instead, she will push for smart tax policies that will allow the implementation of a real infrastructure plan to fix old and broken roads, bridges, and water systems.
Tricia fights to adequately fund public schools, encourage affordable community colleges and trade schools, and take on the student debt crisis. Educators must also receive pay and work conditions that reflect the important work they do.