APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - State Rep. Amanda Stuck announced that she is running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 8th District. The seat is currently held by Rep. Mike Gallagher.
Stuck, a mother of four who has served in the State Assembly since 2015, drew an immediate contrast with incumbent Congressman Mike Gallagher over health care.
In a news release sent Sunday morning, Stuck said, “I’m running because Washington isn’t working for Wisconsin families.” She continued, “For example, our Congressman voted to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions and has done nothing to lower the cost of prescription drugs while pocketing tens of thousands of dollars from big pharmaceutical and insurance companies.”
Stuck says she's been been a strong advocate for northeast Wisconsin in the Assembly, working to protect jobs in Wisconsin’s paper industry and leading the charge against sweetheart deals for Foxconn.
“My experience comes not just from advocating for my community in the State Assembly, but from raising a family and working multiple jobs to make ends meet,” said Stuck. “Like many of our neighbors, my husband and I know the challenges families face from rising health care costs, high prescription drug costs, and an uncertain job market in our part of Wisconsin.”
In response to Stuck's announcement, Matthew Albert, Chair of the Outagamie County Republican Party released the following statement that said, "The Republican Party of Outagamie County welcomes Rep. Stuck to the race for the 8th congressional district. We look forward to contrasting Congressman Mike Gallagher's record of impact and achievement in Washington with Rep. Stuck's record of supporting radical leftist policies in Madison. Mike Gallagher has represented the people of the 8th district well with passion and integrity and we will work to re-elect Congressman Gallagher to support real Northeast Wisconsin values, not radical Madison values."