Rep. Sara Rodriguez of Brookfield announces run for lieutenant governor
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)-- Representative Sara Rodriguez (D-Brookfield), who flipped a long-held Republican Assembly District last year, announced Monday, Nov. 8 that she'll make a run for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin in 2022.
“I know from growing up in and now raising my kids in Waukesha County, that there is still much more that unites us than divides us,” said Rodriguez in her announcement. “We all want great schools, to fix the roads, to honor our democracy, to address climate change, to access quality healthcare, and to have the opportunity to earn an honest living."
Governor Tony Evers needs a partner, and I’m ready to step up to the plate.— Sara Rodriguez, MSN, MPH, RN (@sara4WI) November 8, 2021
I’m State Rep. Sara Rodriguez, and I’m one of very few Democrats in the country who flipped a Republican seat in 2020. Today I’m announcing I’m a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin in 2022. pic.twitter.com/9EzPKI5ISa
Rodriguez is a business and community leader with degrees in public health and nursing, who previously served as vice-president at a Fortune 100 company. She is married with two children in local public schools.
“I’m passionate about public health, and I’m passionate about my community,” continued Rodriguez. “I’m running for Lieutenant Governor to be a partner to Governor Tony Evers, and I look forward to the journey ahead.”