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Political newcomer Randy Bryce and former Senator Van Wanggaard are vying for the 21st State Senate district race on Tuesday, Nov. 4. We’ll also be running the answers to more questions over the next several days.

21st State Senate Race Biographical Information

Name: Randy Bryce

Address: 4940 Chester Lane Caledonia

Age: 49

How long have you lived in your district? 10 years.

Ever held a political office before? No

What made you want to seek this office? Horrible condition of Wisconsin economy

What is your educational background? Some university.

Tell us about your civic involvement and any volunteering that you’ve done: I’ve worked with several nonprofits: Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, and with several other groups assisting homeless vets.

What makes you qualified for the office you are seeking? Being a previous organizer, I know that it isn’t very difficult to get companies moving into Wisconsin to hire local workers. It just takes a little initiative.
I have been elected to serve on several organizations dedicated to getting people to work. As a US Army veteran, I know the commitment needed to be on call whenever needed.
It’s easy standing up for working people when you’re one of them.


Name: Van Wanggaard

Address: 1246 Blaine Ave, Racine

Age: 62

How long have you lived in your district? 59 years.

Ever held a political office before? If so, please list: 21st State Senate, Racine County Board

What made you want to seek this office? I am running for office because I believe that there is still work to be done in our state, and the 21st District needs someone with the experience to be effective in office on day one. When I first ran for the Senate I saw the direction that the state was heading under the Doyle administration and knew that Wisconsin could not afford to continue down that path. We have turned around our fiscal outlook in the state, but there are more reforms that can be passed to improve our economic outlook and I know I’m the most qualified candidate for the job. Turning the budget around was a herculean effort, and turning our economy around will take a similar effort. There is work to be done, and we can’t afford to return to the days of the Doyle Administration.

What is your educational background? Graduated from Racine Lutheran, Course work from various colleges.

Tell us about your civic involvement and any volunteering that you’ve done: Racine County Line Rifle Club, Life Member of National Rifle Association, Racine Moose Lodge 437, Racine Zoological Society, Racine Police Retired Officer Association, Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Attend Grace Church.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.