Tony Kurtz, of Prairie du Chien, has announced that he has filed to run as a Republican in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District, which runs across western Wisconsin. Kurtz said he is motivated to run due to the incumbent Representative Ron Kind’s (D, La Crosse) inability to address job creation, quality health care, a balanced budget, and deficit reduction.
“I am running for a few simple reasons. For the past few years, like so many others, I believe that our federal government has not been working for the people of western Wisconsin. Too many special interest groups have soured our political process and have made our federal government, for lack of a better term, dysfunctional,” Kurtz stated. “This is not targeted at a specific party. Both parties have caused this tone in Washington to deteriorate to such a point that our nation stands still, waiting for the next political shoe to drop. Frankly, I am tired of these games and am ready to get some work done.”