Shae Sortwell

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Shae Sortwell
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Former candidate for
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90
PartyServing Liberty and the People
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Shae Sortwell was a 2014 Serving Liberty and the People candidate for District 90 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Sortwell's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Flood Plains

  • Excerpt: "In short, many of our citizens are forced to purchase flood insurance through a federal government program run by FEMA. There is no competition and the government can arbitrarily raise the cost on taxpayers whenever they want. We need to put pressure on our federal Representative and Senators to bring competition and sanity to the program."
  • Excerpt: "In the meantime, I propose that we provide a $500 tax credit for those who must buy flood insurance on their primary homes. The specifics can be further worked out in cooperation with other legislators but something must be done to help the people who are losing their homes due to direct government action."

Personal Privacy

  • Excerpt: "We have a right to our own personal privacy in our own personal lives. Unfortunately, we have a politician representing Green Bay that feels otherwise. Recently, a local middle school did an activity with our children called "Crossing the Line." In this "game," many questions can be asked of the children including their sexual orientation, ethnicity, who has low self esteem, who is a republican/democrat, sexual activity and alcohol abuse in the family. This is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE and UN-AMERICAN. The government (and public schools are a branch of government) has absolutely no business asking these questions of adults, let alone our children."
  • Excerpt: "So I wrote to our current politician and proposed that the state pass a bill preventing any such prying into our personal lives by the government. His response? He felt that local government should be able to gather that information if they wanted to. He could not be more wrong. No government, not state, not federal, not local, has any business getting this information from us or our children. If I am elected, I will propose a bill preventing such prying by an overreaching government."

Eliminate sales tax on utility bills

  • Excerpt: "There is a reason the government does not tax food. It is because it is a necessity. Well, I sort of think that cooking my food is quite often a necessity as well, but that is not how the state sees things. Sometime, look at your utility bill. Quite often, you are paying tax on this bare necessity of providing food for your family and keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. We need to eliminate this tax for the working folks of Wisconsin."

Change how politicians are paid

  • Excerpt: "Too often our politicians seem to have lost touch with the working folks. They do whatever they like and no matter how it affects us, they still take home a nice paycheck very week. I propose to change that. Let them feel the same hurt that we feel. Instead of paying them a set salary, let us instead pay them the average household income for the state of Wisconsin and then tack on a penalty based on current unemployment rates. This will hold our poltiicians [sic] accountable to actually working for the good of our wallets because it will affect theirs as well."

Two Lives at Stake

  • Excerpt: "I am strongly pro-life. I have always been pro-life and have never wavered from that conviction. I believe that the life of the child begins with conception and he should be respected as a person."

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Eric Genrich was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Eric Wimberger was unopposed in the Republican primary. Shae Sortwell ran as a Serving Liberty and the People Party candidate. Genrich, Wimberger and Sortwell faced off in the general election.[1][3] Incumbent Genrich defeated both challengers, and was re-elected for another term.[4]


Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Genrich Incumbent 55% 7,953
     Republican Eric Wimberger 36.9% 5,342
     Independent Shae Sortwell 8.1% 1,164
Total Votes 14,459

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