Former Rice Lake Mayor Romaine Robert Quinn announces his candidacy for the 75th Assembly District, which encompasses all of Barron County, 11 townships in Washburn County, three in Polk County and one township in each of Dunn and St. Croix Counties. The 75th seat is currently held by Stephen Smith. Quinn served as Rice Lake Mayor for one term; he then left the post to finish his college degree and will receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Leadership in May.
Quinn stated “I believe that the problems our state faces can be solved if we can all maintain open communication and a respect for one another’s opinions. Northwest Wisconsin has the same economic, educational, health care, jobs and senior care issues that many parts of our state have, which need to be more effectively addressed with a greater degree of urgency.”
Romaine Robert Quinn is a graduate of Rice Lake Senior High School. He was chosen to attend Badger Boy’s State in Ripon, Wisconsin, as well as Superior Days in Madison to lobby on issues concerning Northwest Wisconsin. Quinn attended the National Youth Leadership Conference on National Security in Washington D.C. During the spring of his senior year he was elected to the Rice Lake City Council where he served one year. As a result of Romaine’s accomplishments in politics and government service; success in influence on public opinion; and social improvement to major contemporary problems; Romaine was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Young Wisconsinite, by the JCI Wisconsin Jaycees.
If elected, Quinn stated, “I will bring the same fiscal responsibility and openness to government that I emphasized while Mayor of Rice Lake. My grassroots campaign is focused on being a voice for Northwest Wisconsin and standing against state policies that continue to stall job growth and place unnecessary financial burdens on the families of the 75th Assembly District.”