Incumbent Assembly Rep. Romaine Robert Quinn (R) announced that he would not seek re-election in the 75th District and that means some new names to digest this election cycle. The survey Rep. Quinn conducted in the spring of 2019 had high yields for marijuana reform with 67% of his constituents supporting marijuana reform. Rep. Quinn did co-sponsor the Republican version of a medical marijuana bill in 2019-20.
The 75th assemblydistrict is mostly Barron County, but does touch some of the other counties surrounding Barron County. The largest cities in the district are Rice Lake, Cumberland, Barron, Chetek, Shell Lake and the Villages of Turtle Lake, Cameron, Haugen, Birchwood and surrounding areas.
Democrat John Ellenson from Shell Lake has not made a public stance on marijuana reform we could locate. He did not respond to the request to complete a candidate questionnaire on the issue. As of 10-3-2020 we could not locate his WI EYE Candidate Interview, as his interview may not have been conducted yet as the other candidate just aired Sept 30th. Check back!
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On September 30, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed David Armstrong (R-Rice Lake) who is running for the 75th Assembly District in the upcoming general election.
Republican David Armstrong from Rice Lake in his interview at the 6:07 mark stated he has 33 years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol and does not think we need something else to get high from in Wisconsin and is definitely not in favor of recreational marijuana.
On medicinal, he would “listen” as this is something he has not been real involved in.
General Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020.
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