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Rozar announces candidacy for 69th Assembly seat

Donna Rozar, Wood County Board vice-chair and registered nurse/nurse educator, announced her candidacy for the 69th Assembly District on April 14.

Rozar said, “First, let me thank Representative Kulp for his years of service to this district. His commitment over those years is appreciated, as is his dedication to the district over the remaining months of his term. The people of the 69th Assembly District have benefitted from his advocacy in Madison on their behalf. I wish him every success with future endeavors.”

Rozar has been involved in central Wisconsin politics for more than 25 years. She serves on the Wood County Board of Supervisors in a variety of leadership positions and is active in her church, community, and the Republican Party of Wood County. She works on the cardiac medical/surgical unit at Marshfield Medical Center and is on the faculty at the UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Marshfield Site.

“I have been an effective leader on the county board and look forward to continuing to serve friends and neighbors in Marshfield as well as in Marathon and Clark counties,” Rozar said. “I have learned how special our communities are over the years and am eager to work with community members across the district to be a voice for the issues that are important to them. Taking the values of our communities to Madison is one of the reasons for my candidacy. I look forward to meeting people across the 69th Assembly District and listening to their concerns.”

Kulp, a Republican from Stratford, announced earlier this year that he will not seek a new term in the Assembly. Candidates for the seat must meet a June deadline to file necessary paperwork to have their names on ballots later this year. A new representative will be elected on Nov. 3, and an August primary will be held if more than a minimum number of candidates files to run for the job.