Margarete Worthington - D
Remarks: My name is Margarete Worthington. I'm running to be your State Senator in District 14 because rural Wisconsin needs one of us as a strong advocate in the Capitol.
The latest state budget cut funding to rural schools, cut shared revenue and highway maintenance funds to municipalities.
The money taken from our kids schools went to fund tax giveaways to out of state interests and to build road projects in the Milwaukee area.
We're hard working people in rural Wisconsin. We don't want special treatment. We just want a fair shake.
As your Senator, I will strengthen and restore our rural schools, cultivate good paying local jobs by strengthening our community infrastructure.
Bio: Margarete Worthington lives in the rural Marquette County with her husband Richard and their three dogs.
Margarete served on her town's planning commission and is presently is in the Member Advisory Group for her area's rural electric cooperative.
Margarete comes from a military family as her father, uncle, brothers and husband all served in the US military. Margarete's father was a WWII Veteran and one of her uncles was a WWI veteran. Margarete respects and appreciates those who serve our country and she wants to continue her family's tradition of public service by representing her district in the Wisconsin State Senate.
Margarete learned the importance of education from her father who had to quit school in 7th grade to start working. Margarete worked her way through college because her parents couldn't afford the tuition and she earned a Bachelors degree.
Margarete has a long work history in business. She has been the Assistant Manager of a family owned art store where she supervised 50 employees and she managed the lab safety program at a large university. Margarete worked in the financial industry and for almost 12 years she worked in the IT Department of a large construction company were she coordinated multi-million dollar budgets, negotiated telecom service contracts, leased and purchased all of the computer equipment.