EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (RELEASE FROM PHIL SWANHORST)-- Today, local transit advocate, father and community member Phil Swanhorst announced his candidacy for Wisconsin’s 23rd State Senate District. A resident of Chippewa Falls for over 20 years, Phil has been an active community member, fighting to improve access to transit and maintaining Chippewa Valley’s excellent public schools.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for Wisconsin’s 23rd State Senate District because I know that I can help provide the balance Madison so desperately needs,” said Phil Swanhorst. “While my main focus has been on ensuring that folks in northwestern Wisconsin have access to transit that gets them to and from work and school, as a father, I have also seen the impact of the drastic cuts to public education in the Chippewa Valley. It is my hope that I can bring people together to find common sense solutions to the problems that we all face.”
“We must invest in our local communities to ensure our local roads are safe for travel and commerce. We must invest in our local public schools to ensure our children have the freedom and opportunity to choose their path to prosperity with the foundation of a strong education. We need leaders that will stand up to their party and put politics aside to accomplish what we need for folks in northwestern Wisconsin.”
Phil Swanhorst has been an active member of the Chippewa Valley community for over 20 years. Driving a bus for the City of Eau Claire for the past 12 years, Phil understands the importance of access to transportation and was a co-founder of the Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance.
Phil lives in Chippewa Falls with his wife Pat and daughter Sadie. Phil and his wife Pat have owned and operated the Pine Harbor Campground for 21 years. Phil works as a bus operator for the City of Eau Claire and the President of his local ATU chapter.
Swanhorst is running against Republican incumbent Terry Moulton in the election for Wisconsin’s 23rd State Senate District.