Sheboygan Press: Sheboygan native Kyle Whelton announces bid for State Senate

SHEBOYGAN - Sheboygan native Kyle Whelton has announced the kickoff of his campaign for a State Senate seat in District 9.

State Sen. Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) currently holds the seat.

“Since 2016, Sheboygan and Manitowoc are on track to lose nearly 700 family supporting jobs from companies leaving the state,” Whelton said in a press release. “When I talk to people, I hear one message loud and clear, they are fed up with the games our legislators have played with their livelihoods. Tired of watching foreign companies get massive handouts while our roads are in disrepair and our schools remain underfunded. It’s time for us to put families first.”

Whelton will host a campaign kickoff event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Quarryview Center, 3401 Calumet Dr., Sheboygan.

Whelton is perhaps most recognizable as a newer member of the Sheboygan Area School District Board of Education, easily securing his seat in the April 2017 election. He was 24 years old at the time, and other board members cited him as one of the youngest members ever in the district's history.

He currently serves as the president of the board of Habitat for Humanity Lakeside, on the Sheboygan Housing Rehabilitation and Rehab Commission, and also served on the board of the Wisconsin Recovery Community Organization (WIRCO), according to a release.

According to his website, Whelton was born and raised in Sheboygan and attended Marquette University, where he served as president of the student body and graduated at the top of his class. Professionally, he's helped hospitals improve patient care with new digital tools and "made insurance more efficient" at Acuity as a business analyst.

The 9th Senate District includes areas of Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Calumet Counties.

For more information, visit https://wheltonforsenate.com/.

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