Together for Democracy Event Featured Sarah Godlewski

Wisconsin State Treasurer, Sarah Godlewski, was the featured speaker at ”Together for Democracy,” an event hosted by the Marinette County Democratic Party on Monday, October 3 at Little River Country Club.
The Marinette County Dems’ annual fall gathering was suspended for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of the 75 attendees of the gathering told the organizers how glad they were to be able to meet in-person again and to reconnect with friends. Candidates for the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jane Benson (89th District) and Ben Murray (36th District) were also present to meet with prospective constituents and talk about issues important to them.
State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski reminded attendees of the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm election on November 8th. “There is so much at stake this November. We need to send Mandela Barnes to Washington and re-elect Governor Tony Evers. We are also 1 vote in the Senate and 5 votes in the Assembly away from Republicans gaining a supermajority in the legislature. It’s critical that we remind folks to vote up and down the ballot this fall,” said Godlewski in her address.
The 2022 Florence Magnuson Community Service Award was also presented at Monday’s event. This year’s recipient was Thomas E. Mandli. Mandli, now retired after teaching in Technology Education for 31years in the Marinette School District, has been active locally with the Boy Scouts of America, Marinette-Menominee Auto Club, and the Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association. He is currently serving his fourth term on the Marinette County Board of Supervisors. He has been active in the Marinette County Democratic Party, and is currently the chairperson of the 8th Democratic Congressional District.
In accepting the award Mandli spoke about his current efforts working to increase Democratic messaging in Northeast Wisconsin and of the successes of the groups which are involved in this work, particularly the Rural Task Force of the Marinette County Democratic Party and the Tri-County Influence Campaign, a joint effort of the Democratic Parties of Brown, Door and Kewaunee Counties.
Tom Faller, chair of the local Democratic Party, said, “It was great to see so many people come to the event tonight. Their eagerness to become involved before the November midterm election is an encouraging sign that there are a great many people in northeastern Wisconsin who recognize what our Democratic leaders have done for all of us. We need to spread that message.”


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