Hi, I'm Loren Oldenburg, Representative for Wisconsin's 96th Assembly, and I am running for re-election to the Wisconsin Assembly as a republican. Wisconsin's 96th Assembly seat serves Crawford, Vernon and Monroe counties, and it has been my honor to serve as your Representative. I also have continued to farm with my wife, Linda, on the land of my Great Grandfather between Chaseburg and Viroqua.
I am a local who supports our small businesses, family farms, agriculture, and the rural life style. My heart has always gravitated towards farming, even throughout my college years at UW - La Crosse. I will never forget the moment when I came home one day and told my Dad that farming was what I wanted to do. And I didn't want to farm any old farm, I wanted to farm the Oldenburg farm. The heritage, roots, and history, sweat, and love that make up a family farm cannot be matched. I have a deep understanding about the effort and importance of sustaining a family farming operation. We are not only farmers, we are entrepreneurs, the accountant, CEO, maintenance man, manager, business owner and much more.
I am supportive of local businesses throughout our small communities. My wife Linda is a small business owner of a sip and paint company called "The Happy Canvas by Linda". Linda and I started the business 5 years ago, and we have made it a choice to keep her business local - setting up paint classes within the small businesses and homes of the 96th Assembly District. There are many nights where I am working as the set up and clean up crew with my wife. I have been supportive of Linda taking a risk and starting a new business and career path. I want to continue to promote this entrepreneurship throughout our community, and benefit our small businesses.
This leads to my next belief in collaboration. The only way to provide change is to communicate and work with the businesses, schools, citizens, and multiple organizations. We all know that government policies touch all of our lives. I want to continue to work for your future as your Representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly. I have enjoyed learning the issues that are important to you, and will continue to work for your future.