Shawano County Democrats Newsletter – May, 2016


Several people have declared their candidacy for the November election.

Tom Nelson is running for the 8th Congressional District’s open seat.  He is currently the County Executive for Outagamie County.
John Powers will seek to unseat Robert Cowles for the 2nd State Senate District.  John is a retired teacher who previously ran for the 6th District Assembly seat.
Dave Polashek would like to represent the 12th State Senate District which includes the Shawano County townships of Washington and Green Valley and the village of Cecil.  He is the past superintendent of the Oconto Falls School District.
William Switalla is wanting to defeat Gary Tauchen in the 6th Assembly District.  He is a businessman who is on the Shawano County Board and the president of the Village of Wittenburg.


Emma Tyler is the new Regional Organizing Director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin serving the northeast part of Wisconsin.  She will be speaking at the Civic Center (225 S. Main St.) on May 18th at 7:00 p.m. prior to the Dems’ meeting.  She will be telling attendees her role and how they can help to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.


The Democrats’ State Convention will be held on June 3rd and 4th at the Raddison in Green Bay.  Anyone who would like to be a delegate should contact Rick Adamski (920-373-7105) by Friday, May 13th.  There will be national speakers in addition to Wisconsin representatives who are in office or who are seeking office.


This year’s Shawano downtown event is being held on June 11th.  The Shawano Dems will have a booth at Summerfest (formally Jumpin’ June Jamboree) where we will have several items for sale.  Russ Feingold signs, stickers and buttons will be available.  BE A PROUD DEMOCRAT! as well as Shawano County Dem t-shirts can be purchased.  Locally grown hostas and rhubarb stalks will also be for sale.  If you have any items we can sell, please contact us or leave them off the morning of the event.  Stop by.  We would like the opportunity to speak with you.


May 12:  Listen to the Shawano Dems on the Breakfast Club on WTCH radio 960 AM or 96.1 FM from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

May 18:  Emma Tyler will be speaking at 7:00 p.m.  The Civic Center doors open at 6:30 p.m.. for refreshments.  The Dems’ meeting will follow.

June 1:  Executive Committee Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Civic Center.  Open to all DPSC members.

June 3 & 4:  State Convention in Green Bay.

June 11:  Stop by the Dems’ booth in downtown Shawano during Summerfest.

Dates for your calendar:
July 28:  Summer Picnic
October 8:  Fundraising Dinner

Chair’s Comments

What a wild Presidential primary race we are having.  Hopefully one thing it will do is to wake people up and get them to the polls.  Too long Democrats have been apathetic and haven’t exercised their right to vote.  If we want our progressive views to be implemented, we need to get involved and encourage others to do the same.  There will be many opportunities for you to help to make this happen.  When volunteers are needed, please make yourself available.  Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Jan Koch, Chair   715-526-2955
Rick Adamski, 1st Vice Chair  920-373-7105
Dan Weidner, 2nd Vice Chair  715-250-1212

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