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Zunker Campaigns On Getting More For The 7th District

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Four candidates are vying for the spot to fill the vacant 7th Congressional district seat. Recently we interviewed Republican Jason Church. Today we hear from Democrat Tricia Zunker of Wausau.

Zunker was born in central Wisconsin, graduated from law school, is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a court member. She's also president of the Wausau School Board. Ken Krall recently spoke with Zunker about her candidacy...

Zunker says she's not taking PAC money and says campaign finance reform is also a key issue. 

Prior to the February 18 Wisconsin primary, we will be contacting the two other candidates on the ballot: long time legislator Tom Tiffany of Minocqua and Lawrence Dale who is the second Democrat on the ballot along with Zunker.

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Four candidates are vying for the spot to fill the vacant 7th Congressional district seat.

Recently we interviewed Republican Jason Church. Today we hear from Democrat Tricia Zunker of Wausau.

Zunker was born in central Wisconsin, graduated from law school, is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a court member. She's also president of the Wausau School Board. Zunker says she works hard and wants to bring that effort to Congress...

"...I have a demonstrated record of showing up and doing the work. When I do something, when I put my name in the hat, it's 120 percent. I would do the same representing the people of the 7th Congressional District in Congress. We need a lot of positive change here. We need a lot of representation...."

She says as a daughter of a farmer, she concerned about the recent crisis in farm country, including the high number of suicides. She says the next member of Congress has to take on Big Pharma to lower drug costs and affordable health care, work on student loan debt, protect the environment and work on climate change. Another issue is campaign finance reform. She says she isn't taking PAC money for the campaign..

"We need to overturn Citizens United, we need to cap what is spent in elections. I'm a single parent, I have to work a number of jobs just to make ends meet. I'm campaigning nearly full-time on top of it. I see this first hand how difficult it is to have a government that is truly representative of society..."

We have a longer interview with Tricia Zunker above  and we'll have that interview on WXPR  at 6:45 and 8:45 1/6/2019.

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