It is with great respect and admiration I am endorsing Rep. Jon Plumer in the 42nd Assembly District election on Nov. 6, 2018.
I have known Jon for many years, working with him throughout our community. We met at the Lodi Agricultural Fair when Jon was judging the Jr. Bake-Off contest. It didn’t take long to see how he enjoyed engaging with the young exhibitors and put them at ease.
Jon and his wife started the Plumer Karate America schools in Lodi and Poynette. Jon sees everyone’s ability to succeed and encourages their 160+ students of all ages to grow as they teach respect, discipline, leadership and community service... Life lessons all should learn. I have personally seen Jon with his students, participating in trash pick-up and other community events. He believes that serving as a visual example is the best way to teach.
He truly understands and appreciates the heart of small communities. Where Jon sees a need, he not only pitches in to help, but brings the leadership to guide community involvement to success. Jon and his wife, Chris, started the annual Lodi Thanksgiving dinner after seeing the need locally. They team up with their karate school families and serve about 100 dinners each year. Jon also works with a group of local business owners to help place special needs students into successful working environments.
Jon is a past president of the Lodi and Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce and current town of Lodi supervisor. In his role, he has worked to improve roads without raising taxes. His small-town roots are much needed at the State Capitol, and combined with his hard work ethic, he will find solutions to help all citizens.
As state representative, Jon has jumped in head first, working hard to advocate for us, his constituents. He is now a member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture as well as a member of the transportation committee. Rep. Plumer also serves on the Dairy Task Force 2.0 which has brought together farmers, processors and milk marketers to preserve and improve dairy farming for generations to come. I trust Jon Plumer will continue to work hard, being the voice for the people of the 42nd Assembly District in Madison. Together, we can re-elect Jon as our state representative. Please vote Plumer on Nov. 6. Your vote does count!
Lori Ripp, Lodi