Kelly Westlund of Ashland announces run for WI Senate seat

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Kelly Westlund(Kelly Westlund Campaign)
Published: Apr. 14, 2022 at 5:27 PM CDT
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ASHLAND, WI -- A longtime Ashland resident and former city councilor has announced her run for a Wisconsin State Senate seat.

Kelly Westlund, a staffer for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, announced Thursday she’s running as a Democrat for the District 25 seat that includes Douglas, Ashland, and Bayfield Counties.

Westlund hopes to replace State Senator Janet Bewley who’s retiring at the end of the year.

If Westlund is elected she said she hopes to focus on public school funding, extending broadband access, and money for local government services.

Westlund will make an official announcement Friday alongside Senator Bewley and Superior Mayor Jim Paine.

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