Aaron Robertson

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Aaron Robertson
Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly District 83
Political party Democrat
Website Campaign website
Aaron Robertson (b. December 17, 1982) was a Democratic candidate for District 83 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. The primary election was on September 14, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

Robertson has been president of Intrepid Innovations, Inc. since 2007, a web design and internet consulting company. He has also been a reporter for Southern Lakes Newspapers since 2007 and Vice President of Marketing/Political Analyst at BipolarNation.com since 2006.

Robertson holds a B.A. in Political Science from Cardinal Stritch University, earned in 2007.[1]

Elections

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Robertson was defeated by incumbent Republican Scott Gunderson in the November 2 general election. Robertson was unopposed in the primary election. [2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Aaron Robertson (D) 1,122 99.82%

Campaign themes

  • "On taxes and spending:'Our tax dollars are an investment, and legislators are like money managers. '
  • Tax benefits for consumers: '... is dedicated to exploring ways in which Wisconites can receive new consumer incentives on their state income tax returns.'
  • On expanding broadband access across Wisconsin:'...committed to expanding broadband across the state, particularly to rural and poorer areas.'
  • On the need to expand transportation: 'understands the long-term economic benefits that come with access to high-quality, dependable mass transit.'
  • On corporate taxation: 'Greatly decrease the corporate tax rate, but aggressively work to close corporate tax loopholes and aggressively pursue those corporations owing substantial back taxes.'
  • On campaign finance reform: ...'is committed to meaningful, bipartisan campaign finance reform.'
  • Weighing in on the raw milk debate:'... I don't believe government oversight on raw milk is necessary.'
  • Legalizing marijuana for medical use: ...favors the legalization and regulation of marijuana for medical use and does not buy into the argument that it will create a wide-scale "pot" problem in the state.'
  • On the environment and energy: 'The most liberal of urban environmentalists and the most conservative of sportsmen can find common ground on at least one issue:...'
  • On improving healthcare: '... I'm open to a wide combination of tax credits, health savings accounts, electronic health records, and legislation mandating the disclosure of quality-control statistics and prices by healthcare providers.'
  • A pro-life candidate: 'I am pro-life, but I also realize that there is not much that can be done on the state level with a superceding federal decision currently in place.'
  • A candidate who is pro-life all around by opposing the death penalty:'I oppose the death penalty on both moral/ethical and fiscal grounds.'
  • On concealed firearms:'An adult citizen should be allowed to carry a concealed firearm so long as s/he does not have a felony conviction and so long as s/he agrees to participate in an established system of accountability that would include periodic background checks, periodic continuing education requirements (such as a safety course(s)), and of course, a permit.'"[3]

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