Last week I wrote about Republican Jason Wisneski, the Brown County Board of Supervisors candidate who was previously convicted of Intentionally Mistreating Animals, and at the time I noted that instead of showing contrition for his behavior, Wisneski and his wife chose to compare Wisneski’s plight to that of African-Americans in the criminal justice system while also calling Democratic State Sen. Dave Hansen a “murderer” for his role in the tragic accidental death of a grandchild.
In the aftermath of the revelation of Wisneski’s conviction, as well as his deplorable “defense” of his criminal conviction Mark Becker, the Chairman of the Brown County Republican Party, issued a statement calling on Wisneski to resign his leadership position within the Brown County Republican Party.
We were extremely disappointed to learn of comments made recently by candidate Jason Wisneski in reference to Senator Dave Hansen and his family. Neither Mr. Wisneski nor his wife speak for the Brown County Republican Party. His comments are beneath the character standards we have set and we denounce them wholeheartedly.
I have reached out directly to Senator Hansen at his home to offer our sincerest apologies. And effective immediately, I have requested the resignation of Mr. Wisneski from affiliation with the Brown County Republican Party.
Mark Becker, Chairman
Brown County Republican Party