Democrat Kriss Marion to challenge Republican Sen. Howard Marklein in 17th Senate District

THE CAPITAL TIMES. By Jessie Opoien.

A farmer and LaFayette County supervisor said Wednesday she plans to run for the 17th Senate District seat currently held by Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green.

Kriss Marion, a Democrat, owns Circle M Market Farm in Blanchardville, which she runs with her husband. She has been active in the effort to allow home bakers in Wisconsin to sell their goods without a food processing plant license.

Marion said she is running to "stand up for the interests of rural places."

"Our tax money should be put to work in our district where it's desperately needed for roads, schools, Main Street redevelopment, small businesses and long-awaited basic broadband," Marion said in a statement. "Give us decent tools, remove silly regulatory barriers and watch us grow the economy."

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