Sandy Bakk - R
Remarks: Hi, my name is Sandy Bakk and I am running for the 47th Assembly District.
Thanks for taking the opportunity to view this video.
My background is in healthcare. I am not a politician. But I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I have been an involved community citizen. Most of what I care about is providing a better place for my children and my grandchildren to grow up in.
I have really been concerned about the people we have elected in the past. I have felt like not only are they furthering their own political career but they are also interested in the special interests that have put them in office. That's not the case here.
I care about the individuals who are part of this district. My concerns are about creating jobs, especially the small and medium sized businesses that will be the future of the 47th district. I also care about regulation. I am concerned about the strength of our families. I think these are all important issues.
I hope you agree with me and would consider voting for me on November 6th.
Professional experience: I am a registered nurse, having graduated from Loyola University in Chicago. My work experience includes home health nursing, pediatric outpatient nursing and family liaison work for pediatric cancer patients at American Family Children's Hospital. For about four years, I also worked in education to help improve Developmental Assets.
Community involvement: Children and their personal development are my passions. To those ends, I am a current member and past president of the McFarland Optimists, I helped bring to fruition a new McFarland library, I conducted religious education for our youth for two decades, and I have been involved in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and many school-based extracurricular clubs as well as pro-life issues. In addition, I have served as a village election official for more than five years and I've been an active, service-oriented member of my church for more than 20 years. I ran for the Dane County Board in 2011-12.
My family: My husband, Curt, and I have been married for almost 30 years. We moved to the Madison area in 1986 from Chicago and to McFarland in 1989. Curt works at St. Mary's Hospital as a cardiac perfusionist, and we have five children: Erik (25), Meredith (23) and son-in-law Luke, Ian (21), Konrad (deceased) and Henrik (14). We welcomed our first grandchild in July 2012.