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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Maureen May-Grimm

Candidate For Assembly District 51

Maureen May-Grimm

Candidate Background

Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

Maureen May-Grimm for Assembly
PO Box 123
Dodgeville, WI 53533

Phone Number: 
(608) 341-9545
Email Address: 

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

I’m running for Wisconsin Assembly for the same reason I ran for the Mineral Point School Board.  I want to make a difference and give back to the area that has given so much to me.
Political extremes are harmful for Wisconsin’s present and future. I will put People Before Politics.
As a 2nd term school board member, I make certain our kids receive a quality education, while being mindful of the impact on tax payers.
I strive to find sustainable solutions, providing long-term benefits for Mineral Point Schools. I will do the same as a representative for Southwest Wisconsin.
 

Hard work + education = success.
Maureen “Mo” May-Grimm grew up on her family’s Iowa County farm. Active in 4-H, she fed and groomed champion show steers. From her parents, she learned the value of hard work, a positive attitude and doing what’s right.
Mo worked her way through college. Like hundreds of thousands of other students, she was helped by federal Stafford loans and Pell grants. She earned a degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She held increasingly responsible jobs during her 17 years at Lands’ End and later became recognized as a talented project manager at IBM.
Along the way, Mo experienced firsthand some of the hard knocks that so many Americans are being smacked with today. At age 14, their family farm, which had been settled by her great grandfather in 1855, was sold on the courthouse steps. She has been laid off in a corporate downsizing, but found another position with IBM in Dubuque, an easy commute from her Mineral Point home. She knows the heartache of families going through economic tragedies that are beyond their control.
Mo is a second term member of the Mineral Point School Board. She understands the vital role of public education, the value of good teachers and administrators, and the importance of giving them the tools they need to prepare students for a complex and competitive world.
As a parent and homeowner, Mo knows the kitchen table economics of property taxes: the importance of government efficiency and balance among competing needs in these tough times.
Mo is driven by a desire to give back to the community, to Southwestern Wisconsin. That’s why she’s devoted many hundreds of hours to the School Board and other community activities. That’s why she wants to serve the people of the 51st Assembly District as their representative in Madison.