Thank you!

To my family, friends, campaign staff, volunteers, donors, and the more than 14,000 voters who cast ballots for me: Thank you! Although yesterday’s result was not what we hoped for, it was a good showing in a very difficult district against a worthy opponent. I am proud of this accomplishment, and it would not have been possible without your support and encouragement. I’ve received many messages of thanks and sympathy that are truly appreciated. I intend to respond to each message, but it may take me a little while to catch up!

Dale Kooyenga worked hard, ran a clean campaign, and earned his victory along with my respect. Although we disagree on many issues, he is a good man and we share some common ground. He and I have spoken, and we’ve agreed to meet soon for a social visit. Especially because the (very well-received) theme of my campaign was working together, I suggest that we all try to work with Dale and ask him to help create a more civil and cooperative atmosphere in Madison when the new legislative session begins.

Please vote today!

Today is November 6, Election Day.  It has been a long journey since I began collecting nomination signatures in April, and I’ve enjoyed meeting thousands of my neighbors in Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and Milwaukee.  My promise is to work hard for each and every one of those constituents and to represent the entire 14th Assembly District, from 60th Street all the way out to Springdale Road.

Even if you do not plan to (or cannot) cast a ballot for me, please vote today — and please vote for a candidate in every race on your ballot.  If you live in Wisconsin and have not voted this year, many polling places have changed; click here to find yours.

Candidate forum in Brookfield on Tuesday, October 30

I will be participating in a candidate forum on Tuesday evening, October 30, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the City of Brookfield Municipal Court (2100 N. Calhoun Road).

This forum, sponsored by Patch.com and the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, will feature the following candidates:

Assembly District 13: John Pokrandt and Rob Hutton
Assembly District 14: Chris Rockwood and Dale Kooyenga
Assembly District 15: Cindy Moore and Joe Sanfelippo

The format will include opening and closing remarks by each candidate along with questions from the moderator and the audience.

It will be very helpful to have a good turnout of supporters in the audience! Please attend if you can.

Click here to read about the forum on Brookfield Patch.  For your convenience, you can also join this Facebook event.

 

UPDATE:

Click here to read the Patch story written after the forum.  I’d like to thank the good people of Wauwatosa/Brookfield Patch for their high-quality coverage of this race.

WISN-TV (Channel 12) interview

Political reporter Kent Wainscott interviewed me on October 25. Although our “unique campaign tactic” has attracted quite a bit of attention, it is not just a tactic. The controversial flyer illustrates my commitment to provide responsible, moderate representation for the people of the 14th Assembly District.

You can watch the interview here.

WisconsinEye interview

WisconsinEye interviewed me in September. You can watch the video of the interview here.

Chris Rockwood for Wisconsin State Assembly, District 14

Meet Chris Rockwood

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am running to be your State Representative in the new 14th Assembly District. After 25 years as an engineer in the private sector, I understand that the needs of business and industry are important to our economy. Because the concerns of individual citizens are just as important, it is my goal to speak with every resident of the district by November 6.

We need legislators who are committed to representing constituents, not to advancing the agendas of special interests. We must restore Wisconsin’s traditions of civility and clean, transparent government. Legislation should be developed through open communication with the people, not by outside groups or in back rooms. Let’s return to doing things “the Wisconsin way.”

Please contact me to share your ideas.

Sincerely,

Chris Rockwood