Candidates for Wisconsin’s 95th District participate in debate

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Voters in La Crosse are getting the chance to learn about the candidates that are hoping to represent them. The two are seeking to win the seat for Wisconsin’s 95-th assembly district. Each candidate answered questions on topics regarding COVID-19 response, education and homelessness.  When asked about the Governor’s most recent mandate, both candidates spoke about the hardships small businesses will face.

“He included 100 million dollar packages for businesses. I was so happy to see that. I’ve been advocating for that. Geared mainly toward, restaurants, towards bars, nail salons, the people who are going to be hurt most,” said Representative Jill Billings.

According to Ever’s website, the 100 million is aimed at providing additional economic stabilization for small businesses.  Following Billing’s response, Gundersen was given 45 seconds to respond.  He says the Governor’s emergency order is singling out smaller businesses.

“We’re not about to lose businesses, we’re losing them on a daily basis. This is a crisis. And I think it’s unconscionable that governor Evers has shut down businesses. That some people are deemed essential workers and others are not,” said Jerome Gundersen, candidate for 95th District Assembly.

Coming up on Wednesday, candidates for the 94th Assembly seat will meet for a debate starting at 12:45 in the afternoon. You can find a live stream of the debate, and an archive of all five debates on our website.