Have you noticed these days, when you turn on the radio or TV, or pick up a paper it seems as if all we hear is one politician attacking another? The right vs. the left, the lib's vs. the conservatives. It seems to me that these politicians are more concerned about antagonizing each other than doing what they are elected to do, which is serving the people.

Shannon Zimmerman, who is running for the 10th Senate Senate, vacated with Sheila Harsdorf's recent appointment, is different. He is a businessman, not a politician. He knows that money doesn't grow on trees and understands you have to work for it. He has created and managed a number of successful business that have given our area of Wisconsin hundreds of jobs.

He also understands that for our economy to grow, we need to have educated people that can fill the jobs when they are created. He knows that education, one of his most passionate causes, is a key to growing the people needed to fill jobs created.

And not just education as many think, he believes in "hands on" education. Education that teaches our young work force the trades that are so desperately needed in today's job market. In a recent conversation with Shannon, he emphasized, "Good education is more that just sitting in a classroom. It's getting out into the business world, learning through internships, and getting your hands dirty." He is a vocal fighter when it comes to education.

And speaking of jobs, Shannon strongly supported Governor Walker as he works to bring thousands of new jobs into Wisconsin, while at the same time reducing our tax burden.

And finally the most important quality of all that Mr. Zimmerman has shown: "Family comes first." He is truly a sincere person, a man of values, who wants to move our state forward.

Don't elect another politician. Vote for Shannon Zimmerman on Dec. 19.

BUTCH SHULTZ, Hudson

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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