59th Assembly District candidates talk issues before Aug. 9 primary

FOND DU LAC – Two Republican candidates in the 59th Assembly District race will face off Aug. 9.

Ty Bodden and Vinny Egle are on the ballot for the primary, and with no official Democratic candidate, the winner will be uncontested on Nov. 8.

Both are hoping to replace Rep. Timothy Ramthun, who is running for governor.

The 59th District covers the east side of Fond du Lac County, west side of Sheboygan County and portions of Calumet and Washington counties.

Members of the Wisconsin Assembly serve a two-year term and are paid $53,000 annually.

Each candidate was provided a list of questions and were limited to a 100-word response. Answers were lightly edited for style, grammar and length. For more information on your polling location, how to register to vote and what’s on your ballot, visit myvote.wi.gov.

Ty Bodden

  • Address: 419 N. Military Road, Hilbert
  • Age: 28
  • Occupation and highest level of education: legislative researcher; master’s degree.
  • Relevant experiences: Four years on the Stockbridge Village Board, chairman of the Republican Party in Calumet County. Spent three years running a nonprofit organization, Cristo Rey Ranch, in Mount Calvary.

Vinny Egle

Vinny Egle is running for 59th Assembly District in 2022.
  • Address: N188 US 45, Kewaskum
  • Age: 44
  • Occupation and highest level of education: local small business owner; 12th grade
  • Relevant experiences: I served on the Board of Directors of the Tavern League of Wisconsin for the past five years and was an influential part of the Tavern League suing Governor Evers to reopen small businesses throughout Wisconsin on May 13, 2020. Small business owner in rural Kewaskum 10 years . My wife and I have raised funds for: Honor Flight, the 98 fund-Alaska Project, Vets Roll, Hogs for Heroes, food pantries and Shining Stars Dance Team. I have been called on by fellow community members to listen, research and speak on their behalf when it comes to topics that directly relate to small business.

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