John Baldus

John Iver Baldus

Candidate for Assembly District 70

Candidate Information

Candidate Biography

(Edited from candidate’s website for brevity) My wife, Amy, and I live with our two children, Aidan and Chloe, in Hull, WI, along with our rescue dogs: Kipper, Izzy, and Mazie. I currently work at McCain Foods, having previously worked in industry, the WI State Legislature, the WI Office of Energy Independence, and on biodiversity energy projects. I have a strong interest in representative government, and I believe I can serve you well. I grew up in a political environment. My father, Al Badus, served in the Assembly. He was also elected to Congress in 1975, and represented 3rd District until 1981. My political life began early. When I was only two weeks old, I went with my family to WI 3rd District political rallies and parades with my buggy decked out in campaign buttons. My first eight years were spent in the Washington, DC area. We then moved back to Wisconsin, where I attended grade school in Prescott. Spending six years at UW-Stout, I have a good understanding of the great value and importance the UW System brings to our state. College provided me opportunities I never considered possible. Attending UW-Stout gave me the chance to study in Scotland & Russia, even allowing me to work at the United States Embassy in Moscow Russia. These experiences helped shape a sound foundation for how Wisconsin participates in the national & internal economies. Most importantly, these experiences helped me appreciate what Wisconsin has to offer, and they are the reason Amy and I chose to start our family in Wisconsin. We have deep roots Wisconsin, and hope to continue growing those roots deeper as our family grows here. I am a proud citizen of our district and our state. Like many, I have had my ups and downs, and I have learned hard lessons. I have used these experiences to develop empathy, compassion, tolerance, and understanding. I want to represent you in the Assembly and work for you to help move Wisconsin Forward.

Source: From candidate website