This is very, very interesting….

Besides being a small business owner, philanthropist, mom, and wife, Robyn Vining is hoping to add the title of a politician to the list.

Vining, a Wauwatosa resident, has announced she is running in the Democratic primary to represent Assembly District 14, which includes parts of Wauwatosa, Brookfield and Milwaukee. Current Rep. Dale Kooyenga is stepping down from the seat.

The primary for state elected offices will be held Aug. 14, when Vining would face the other declared Democratic candidates, Chris Rockwood for District 14.

Declared Republican candidates are Matt Adamczyk, Joshua Parr, Linda Boucher and Robin Moore. A declared independent candidate Steven Shevey and declared libertarian candidate Rick Braun.

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3 Responses to Robyn Vining to seek Democratic nomination for Assembly District 14 seat

  1. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    It is interesting. Not the least of which is because Rockwood is a great progressive who has been working hard for several years. But given that Hillary Clinton won this (still gerrymandered) district, I can get why others would want to get in.

    Primaries aren’t a bad thing at all, as long as you don’t tear down a fellow decent-minded Dem (a crappy and/or corrupt Dem is a different story). If it drives up turnout and interest for August and November in an area that could use a Dem presence? Great!

    Sincerely, a Tosa East grad.

    • Zach W says:

      Chris has been a friend for several years and I’m a big fan of his, but I agree with your comment. As a general rule I’m a fan of primaries as a means of (hopefully) ensuring we get the best candidates possible.

  2. Nicole says:

    I agree that primaries are a good thing for the party. While this is Robyn’s first time on the ballot, she has been working hard in our community for years, and she’s an exciting candidate whose campaign has already generated a lot of buzz. I think her presence in the race will drive up turnout. I also think she has what it takes to flip the 14th. She’s smart, kind and genuine, and she’s committed to running a clean race and supporting whoever wins the primary in August. I’d encourage you to check her out:

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