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September 29, 2020

8/21/2020 10:52:00 AM
Kriss Marion hosts Tasty Tuesdays at Dodgeville campaign office

By Kasi Greenwood
Kriss Marion, candidate for Assembly District 51, came up with some tastiness for her campaign. Starting last Tuesday, Marion has been hosting Tasty Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11, sharing donuts from Quality Bakery.
Marion is no stranger to campaigning, as she ran against District 17 Senator Howard Marklein two years ago. She competes against incumbent Republican Assemblyman Todd Novak, who is now seeking a fourth term. Prior to Novak, it was Marklein who represented this area.
If Marion wins this election, she will be the first woman to hold the district seat.
"I have to work hard, but I know how to work hard," Marion said.
Not only does Marion enjoy working, she really enjoys politics.
"I know it's crazy I know that sounds crazy because politics gives everybody such a bad taste in their mouth, but politics doesn't have to be horrible," Marion said. "Politics should be about what I'm getting to do: travel around, getting to know people and new places."
Her campaigning office is located at 301 North Iowa Street, the location once held by Our Front Porch. It has been known as one of the many business locations in the heart of downtown Dodgeville.
"Main Street is a big part of my platform so being on any main street is important to me. It's not just district 51, but Southwest Wisconsin has amazing little towns," Marion said. "And what we have here is crazy special. We've got to work hard to keep it."
Small towns have been one of Marion's major platforms and small towns are what she will continue to fight for.
"I have all the hope in the world for these small towns," Marion said. "I really think small towns offer a lot because of the tight knit nature of the community, especially in a time when people feel so divided and so scared."
Marion adds, "I think we have a good future ahead of us but we're going to need to be pretty intentional about working hard to save the things we have."
Marion also has a strong passion for rural agriculture
"I think we have to be very intentional, as a state about saying, agriculture is a value to us," Marion said. "So if we want to remain an agricultural state, we're going to need to invest in making sure we keep farmers on the land."
While Marion may be the Democratic candidate for Assembly District 51, she wanted to clarify that her Dodgeville office is not the "Democratic" office.
"This is Kriss Marion's office so this is for everybody to come and talk to me," Marion said. "So even if you don't think you're in my party, you should come and talk because I want to learn and you might be surprised what you find out about me."
Marion will be open for business on Tuesdays from 10-11 for Tasty Tuesday hour, and will be open on Saturdays during the Dodgeville Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please follow the Kriss Marion for Wisconsin Facebook page for more updates.
Masks will be required to wear when visiting. Cloth masks are available to those who may not have them.

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