Over the past summer, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Kriss Marion. I’ve been especially impressed by her kindness and understanding. Kriss truly cares about all her potential constituents and the issues that are facing them, from clean water to COVID-19. As the son of a public school teacher and a student at UW-Platteville, education is an issue that is especially important to me personally. I am a proud graduate of Dodgeville High School, and I am proud of the education I received there. It is disappointing to witness the attacks on public schools and the UW System from Republicans in Madison over the past decade. Our public schools and universities have faced massive budget cuts under Republican leadership, and COVID-19 has only made it worse.