May 8, Re-Broadcast Wisconsin 7th Congressional District Debate

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Heard On Route 51
Photos Courtesy of campaigns. Design by WPR/J. Ratchkramer

On Monday, May 4, WPR hosted a debate between the candidates for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, Republican Tom Tiffany, Minocqua, and Democrat Tricia Zunker, Wausau.

Co-moderated by Shereen Siewert, host of WPR’s Wausau-based regional news and talk show “Route 51,” and Robin Washington, host of WPR’s Superior-based regional issues show “Simply Superior,” the hour-long debate was in partnership with the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce.

Tiffany was elected as State Senator for Wisconsin’s 12th District in 2012 and has served two terms. He previously served one term in the State Assembly. Zunker is an Associate Justice of the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court and president of the Wausau School Board.

Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District includes Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn Counties. It also includes portions of Chippewa, Jackson, Juneau, Monroe and Wood Counties.

The special election was called by Gov. Tony Evers to replace Republican Sean Duffy, who resigned for family reasons last fall. The election is on May 12.

Episode Credits

  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Dean Kallenbach Producer
  • Paul Damberg Producer
  • Shereen Siewert Producer
  • Robin Washington Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Rick Reyer Technical Director
  • Shereen Siewert Interviewer
  • Robin Washington Interviewer
  • Tom Tiffany Guest
  • Tricia Zunker Guest