Issues facing rural voters subject of 96th Assembly debate

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)  –  Replacing a retiring legislator, two Viroqua area farmers are seeking the 96th Assembly seat in November.

Democrat Paul Buhr and Republican Loren Oldenburg look to take over from Lee Nerison, who earlier announced he wouldn’t run for another term in the State Assembly.

Both candidates met to debate issues at UW-La Crosse on Tuesday, October 23.

They offered different positions on various topics with a focus on what matters to voters in the mostly rural district in Southwestern Wisconsin.

One topic was what should be done at the state level when it comes to helping those devastated by the flooding earlier this year.

Although both Buhr and Oldenburg have experience on various agriculture and community boards and committees, neither has run for state political office.

Learn more about the candidates:
Paul Buhr
Loren Oldenburg

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