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WSG hosts Battleground Wisconsin

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor

November 11, 2019

The Whitewater Student Government (WSG) held a political panel with Republican and Democratic state legislators on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Old Main Ballroom of the University Center. The visiting politicians included Rep. Don Vruwink (D) of the 43rd district, Rep. Cody Horlacher (R) of the 33rd district...

Internet Access for all

Kylie Jacobs, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

Internet for school is just as important as electricity was to citizens in the 1940’s, at least, that’s what State Representative Don Vruwink is pushing. In a message sent out to those in Walworth County, including Whitewater, Milton, Janesville, and even more towns, he states that he thinks eve...

Candidates finish campaign trail at UW-W

Candidates finish campaign trail at UW-W

Ethan Maurice, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018

   Governor-elect Tony Evers and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made a final campaign stop at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Nov. 5, one day before they each won their respective races in the 2018 elections.    Evers and Baldwin, who were joined by state assembly member Don Vruwink and state treasurer Sarah Godlewski, s...

Whitewater resident says Szerlong is the right choice

Ryan Detra, Whitewater Resident

November 5, 2018

Dear Editor, Special interest groups are formed from individuals who seek stronger political representation.  There’s nothing wrong with that. I’ve watched as endorsements came in for Rep. Don Vruwink.  Most recently, the Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders gave Don an award. His achievement? He went to Wa...

Students inspire Vruwink

Students inspire Vruwink

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2018

State Assembly Democratic Rep. Don Vruwink’s experience as a high school educator inspired him to pursue politics. That same inspiration brought him to Whitewater Oct. 17 to connect and speak with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and faculty. As a former educator for the Milton School D...

Incumbent Rep. Vruwink supports bills for veterans

October 15, 2018

Dear Editor, I have been talking with state legislators about an issue near and dear to my heart: the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. This law, if enacted, would conform Wisconsin law to the Uniform Law Commission model as it relates to placement of children when a parent or guardian is ca...

Vruwink defeats Hetz with two thousand vote difference

43rd District candidate Don Vruwink greets students on campus and urges them to vote for him in the local elections on Nov. 8. Vruwink defeated his opponent Allison Hetz, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Alumni

Nicole Aimone, Assistant News Editor

November 9, 2016

After a long night of vote-counting Don Vruwink (D-Wisconsin) has won the race for the 43rd Assembly District State Representative seat against opponent Allison Hetz with 16,178 votes. Vruwink, a retired four-decade history teacher in the district, began the election cycle by defeating his Democrat...

Low turnout hurts local elections

Low turnout hurts local elections

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2016

It is that time of year again. The time when millions of people head out to the polls to cast a vote, more often than not, for the president of the United States. What is unapparent to many is that the ballot contains far more candidates for office than just the presidential candidates. Many people might b...

Meet the Candidate: Don Vruwink

Don Vruwink

July 16, 2016

With incumbent Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) electing to not run again for his seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Don Vruwink, a retired social studies teacher for the Milton School District and a city council and school board member, is one of three candidates looking to fill the seat come November. ...

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