Tate has union tiesTate took his aldermanic seat after winning the race on April 4 against Mike Shields 184 to 179, but only by five votes. After the recount, the votes totaled 186 to 182 in favor of Tate retaining the win. In a statement released Monday morning, Tate said he understands the struggles families face in Racine. As a social worker and Alderman for the 3rd District, he sees the issues of his constituents through the eyes of his clients and constituents.
“We are at a pivotal moment in Racine’s history. With the promise of thousands of new jobs in Racine County, we urgently need an Assemblymember who knows firsthand the struggle that our families face,” he said.A Racine native, Tate was raised in a union household, he said. Because his parents earned a family-sustaining wage, it gave him the opportunity to graduate from Marquette University with a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in social work from Loyola University in 2016. Tate points to AB190, a bill that attempts to re-segregate public schools and said he would “fight these attacks passionately and effectively.” His platform also includes helping to fully fund and maintain the Racine Unified School District, support a living wage, and look for ways to reduce healthcare costs. He would also be an advocate for the federal Medicare expansion by expanding Badger Care. Further, Tate criticized Walker’s and the Republicans’ leadership saying that their priorities were wrong from day one.
“We deserve a progressive voice at the State Capitol who will fight for a living wage, affordable and accessible healthcare, and quality public education for our children. We need to strengthen civil rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and workers’ rights. This is why I’m running for the Assembly in the 66th District,” he said.
Neubauer and Tate to vie for seat in primary
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