NEW RICHMOND, WI – Candidate for State Assembly Jim Palmer announced today that he is suspending his campaign for State Assembly District 29 and putting his support behind Rob Stafsholt’s campaign.
Palmer, a conservative Republican who is married with 5 children said he was pulling out of the race in order to spend more time with his family due to recent health concerns that recently arose with his two youngest kids. Palmer is a decorated war Veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps for 15 years. He was deployed to Okinawa, Japan, Thailand, South America twice, spent seven months on the USS Kearsarge, and served three tours in Iraq and three tours in Afghanistan. He is a member of the VFW and American Legion. Palmer said that after some thought and discussion with his wife, that putting family first is more important at this point in their lives than continuing a bid for elected office.
“Anyone that knows me knows that my family is crucially important to me”, stated Palmer. “That’s why, after much deliberation, I have decided to put the needs of my wife and five children before my desire to serve the people of the 29th Assembly District. I’m grateful for the support I have received in this race and I am honored to have met so many wonderful people throughout our district. I will continue to fight for Christian values, smaller government, the Second Amendment, taxpayers and of course, our Veterans by joining Rob Stafsholt’s campaign team.”
Palmer announced his support and endorsement of candidate Rob Stafsholt, who he said shares his views on the fact that Veterans need to be respected and treated properly, our gun rights, traditional values and keeping government small and free from waste, fraud and abuse.
“While I will no longer be a candidate in this election, I am proud to throw my support behind another true conservative, a Constitutionalist like myself, a man of integrity who will fight for the issues I believe in,” Palmer said. “In my discussions with Rob I have found he shares my concern not only for Veterans issues, but many of the other issues I ran on, and I know he will carry that fight to Madison with honor and dignity for all of us.”
Continued Palmer, “I’m honored that Rob has asked me to be on his campaign team with a position as his resource for Veteran’s issues. Rob takes these issues seriously and I will be working with him closely on those issues both during the campaign and after he gets elected in November. He has my full support and I will continue to work with him as part of his inner campaign circle.”
Palmer is a highly decorated war Veteran with awards that include: the Meritorious Service medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal x3, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal X2 1 with a Combat “V” device, Combat action Ribbon, Global war on terrorism expeditionary and service medals, Iraq campaign medal x3, Afghan Campaign medal x3, and Afghan NATO medal. He is currently employed with a private company as an information systems specialist.