District 23 State Senate candidates campaign in Chippewa Falls

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- A candidate for the 23 state senate district race held an event in the Chippewa Valley on Sunday.

Chris Kapsner spoke with voters about what he calls a simple and positive message. Kapsner was also joined by former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton during the event at By the Willow in Chippewa Falls.

Kapsner told supporters that he wants to get back to the basics and use common sense. "Let's just come together and talk and work it out and ignore all of the noise that is around us because at the end of the day we want great schools for our kids, we need affordable health care, including mental health and addiction services, we want good roads to drive on and we want clean water and clean air."

His republican opponent, Kathy Bernier, was also in Chippewa falls on Sunday with Gov. Walker. "I think the folks have a clear choice, do we want to continue prosperity in the state of Wisconsin, we want to continue working and spending our dollars on workforce development and getting good paying jobs here in the state of Wisconsin, we have a proven record of doing that,” Bernier said.