Consider crossing party lines
Smith, Martin will put people over politics
People of the 40th Assembly District this might be the year you consider crossing party lines to vote for the right candidates.
Locally, we have two fiercely independent candidates running on the Democrat side of the ticket: Dmitri Martin for state Assembly and Brian Smith for state Senate.
Many of you might have been surprised when Smith, our mayor in Waupaca for 15 years, ran as a Democrat. He is fiscally conservative, very business friendly, and certainly nothing like the liberal stereotype many folks have.
Then there is Martin. He’s as non-partisan as they come. Martin believes our state representatives should put their own egos in check and not adopt a a generic party platform. Rather, he believes the voice of the people of the district should guide his every vote in legislation.
To truly represent the people, Martin believes a representative has the responsibility to attend city council meetings; county, village, town and school board meetings; union and company management meetings; regular listening sessions and community events. He believes in getting to know individual citizens.
Martin wants to pass legislation that would only allow candidates in Wisconsin to accept campaign contributions from their constituents, not lobbyists, special interests, corporations, unions or political parties. He has proved this by returning over $3,200 in PAC and party contributions.
Rather than pass legislation that keeps favoring multinational manufacturers, national chain stores and factory farms, Martin wants to bring fairness to the marketplace by helping local fabricators, mom and pop stores and family farms.
Martin is running as a Democrat, however he is as non-partisan as they come. Regardless of your party affiliation please consider him for our 40th District representative in the Wisconsin Assembly.