Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk has rolled out her first TV ad in the Wisconsin recall election, making her the first Democrat to go on the air in the effort to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
The ad is a standard biographical introduction, with Falk also pointing out her roots outside of the Madison area where she made her political career.
“I grew up in Milwaukee and Waukesha County, was raised on simple Wisconsin values: Work hard, be honest, listen more than you talk,” Falk says. “Today, our leaders have lost sight of that. They made decisions in secret, and shut the people out. They didn’t trust us with the truth. For 14 years, I brought people together to solve tough problems. Together, we added more jobs than any other area, while holding taxes down. That’s the Wisconsin way — and that’s the governor I’ll be.”
Besides Falk, other current candidates in the Democratic primary are: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who was previously the Democratic nominee against Walker in 2010; state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout; and Secretary of State Doug La Follette.
The primary will be held on May 8, and the general election on June 5.