Endorsement: Tom Michalski for State Assembly

August 17, 2010

MADISON — On behalf of its thousands of members, Clean Wisconsin Action Fund proudly announced its endorsement of Tom Michalski for the 21st Assembly District today.

“Tom Michalski is committed to protecting the Great Lakes and making Wisconsin cleaner and stronger by promoting clean energy,” said Gary Goyke, board chair of the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund. “On the heels of a legislative session when much environmental legislation was dismissed, Michalski’s commitment to environmental issues would be a welcome addition to the Wisconsin State Assembly.”

Running to represent a district nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, Michalski recognizes the need to restore and protect the Great Lakes. As President of the Oak Creek Common Council, Michalski worked to clean up the area’s lakefront and rivers.

“Wisconsin’s Great Lakes are one of the state’s most valuable resources, and we need strong leaders like Tom Michalski who will work to protect these treasures for future generations,” said Goyke.

Michalski also understands the vital economic and environmental importance of promoting clean, renewable energy in Wisconsin. As a Director on the Milwaukee Area Technical College, he supported the Photovoltaic Educational Farm – the state’s largest solar power project. In addition to supporting clean energy, the MATC project teaches students how to build , install and repair systems and transition Wisconsin workforce to a clean energy economy.

“Tom Michalski sees that clean, renewable energy will create jobs and make Wisconsin more energy independent,” said Goyke. “A vote for Tom Michalski is a vote to protect Lake Michigan, create clean energy jobs and clean our environment.”