A former state senator previously convicted of taking kickbacks now says he plans to run for Congress.
Gary George, a Milwaukee Democrat, announced Monday that he will for the seat currently held by fellow U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee. He has also submitted his nomination papers with the state Government Accountability Board.
“I’m running for Congress because public service is my calling,” George said in a release. “And Milwaukee desperately needs the results-oriented leadership that I can provide.”
“Since my targeting and forced departure from politics in 2003, the Milwaukee political class has been content to watch its clout and ambitions diminish,” he said. “I cannot, in good conscience, stand idly by as real people suffer and our community crisis worsens.”
In his release, he called Moore a “friend.”
“I respect my friend Gwen Moore and her place in Wisconsin political history, but we need greater urgency and savvy in returning jobs and hope to every corner of Milwaukee County.”
The main crux of Gary George’s argument in support of his candidacy seems to be his assertion that he’ll get results where Rep. Moore has failed, but I’m not entirely sure how Gary George thinks he’ll get results where Gwen Moore hasn’t, considering he’s likely to be part of a continued Democratic minority in the House of Representatives.