Endorsement: Jim Grigg for Assembly

August 7, 2012

Amber Meyer Smith, Program Director, 608.251.7020 ext. 16, 608.347.6026 (cell)
Gary Goyke, Clean Wisconsin Action Fund Board Chair, 608.219.5237

MADISON — On behalf of its thousands of members across the state, Clean Wisconsin Action Fund proudly announced its endorsement of Jim Grigg for the 39th Assembly District today.

“Coming off of a legislative session where many environmental protections were weakened or eliminated, electing leaders who will stand up for clean air and water is more important than ever,” said Gary Goyke, board chair of the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund. “Jim Grigg is a leader we can trust to protect Wisconsin’s environment and stand up for the health of our families.”

As Mayor of Horicon for six years, Grigg worked to maintain the beauty and purity of the Horicon Marsh, recognized as a wetland of international importance.  Additionally, he helped initiate a $1.5 new city well project that is scheduled to become operational this fall, which will help provide clean drinking water to families.

“Grigg’s work as Mayor demonstrates his dedication to protecting Wisconsin’s environment and ensuring every resident has access to clean, healthy drinking water.,” said Goyke. “As home to a Wetland of International Importance, voters in the 39th Assembly district understand the importance of protecting Wisconsin’s wonderful water resources.”

During his tenure as Mayor, Grigg also worked alongside the DNR to clean up toxic substances left behind by an old industrial site. And as a member of the Horicon Rod and Gun Club, he appreciates the critical link between conservation and Wisconsin’s outdoor recreational opportunities. The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is a constant reminder of what conservation can bring to the area.

“Wisconsin’s air and water are an invaluable resource that provides for our great quality of life and boosts our economy,” said Goyke. “A vote for Jim Grigg is a vote to protect our wonderful environment today and for future generations.”