A large field of democrats running for Wisconsin governor. Among them, Milwaukee area businessman Andy Gronik.
"I've lived in Wisconsin my entire life and when I see the fact that we're attacking education, we're attacking our teachers, we're not creating good paying jobs and a lot of our jobs are actually leaving our state, together with young people, attacking our health care system, there are so many different issues right now which are so unlike the Wisconsin I grew up in and so different from the Wisconsin we all know and love," explained Gronik. "It was just time to step up and try to provide some ideas that would make living in Wisconsin better for everyone."
Before committing to the campaign, Gronik founded an appraisal and consulting firm. He says that company focused on helping struggling businesses acquire capital to create jobs.
Gronik is part of a democratic field including State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, former state Democratic Party chair Matt Flynn, 91st District State Representative Dana Wachs, former state representative Kelda Helen Roys, State Senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma, Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin union President Mahlon Mitchell and Mike McCabe who worked with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.
The primary is August 14. The winner faces Governor Scott Walker in November.