RACINE, WI — Today, the Southern Wisconsin Building Trades Council, which is headquartered on Center Avenue in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, unanimously endorsed Randy Bryce for Congress in his campaign to replace Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.
“Our hard working women and men who live and work everyday here in Southern Wisconsin believe Randy Bryce is the voice we need in Washington,” said Council President (and Rock County Board Member) Bob Potter. “For too long Paul Ryan and the Republicans have listened to everyone but Wisconsin’s working people. They do the billionaire’s bidding and take us for granted. Randy Bryce is one of us—he’s a working person who knows what the struggle feels like. He is ready to help us get a seat at the table, and we look forward to campaigning with him throughout the entirety of this election.”
“I want to build a bigger table, for all of us,” said Randy Bryce. “This endorsement is an honor. I know what the struggle is like for working people in this district, and I am ready to fight for the working people of Southeast Wisconsin in Congress. I will never let up in the fight to protect all that we stand for and what working families need.”
The Southern Wisconsin Building Trades Council is comprised of 21 Trade Unions and represents thousands of workers in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.
About Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.