Excerpt from Madison.com
This incumbent Democratic lawmaker is hustling to get to know new voters in a district that Republicans have dramatically redrawn to try to defeat him. Vruwink, 70, of Milton, is easily one of the most cooperative Democrats in the Legislature, often working with Republicans to try to get legislation passed. Vruwink is a retired teacher, successful coach and former school board and city council member. He also grew up on a dairy farm, so he understands agriculture, an important part of the economy in this district that includes parts of Rock and Jefferson counties. Vruwink definitely favors the Iowa model for nonpartisan redistricting, and his reelection will help ensure that Republicans don’t win a veto-proof majority in the Assembly. Most Wisconsin voters appreciate some balance in state government to avoid extremes. Vruwink will help provide that. His solid opponent, Scott Johnson, 68, of Jefferson, is a farmer who has served on the Fort Atkinson School Board for 15 years. Johnson favors nonpartisan redistricting, which we appreciate. Like Vruwink, Johnson is a model of civility. Yet Vruwink is the better choice because of his proven record of hard work and bipartisanship.
Wisconsin State Journal, Editorial Board. “Our Endorsements for the Wisconsin Legislature.” Madison.com, Wisconsin State Journal, 31 Oct. 2022, https://madison.com/opinion/editorial/our-endorsements-for-the-wisconsin-legislature/article_2ce4152e-f320-5a10-ad9c-116e172f343f.html.