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Tricia Zunker Looks to Become First Woman to Represent Wi. CD7

WDIO-TV
Updated: January 11, 2020 11:01 PM

A candidate, hoping to become the first woman and the first Native American to represent Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District campaigned in Superior on Saturday.

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Tricia Zunker of Wausau visited Aces on 29th in Superior where she shared her priorities with people. Some of her goals include addressing the farm crisis, affordable healthcare, and environmental policy.

As a first generation graduate of UCLA Law School, Zunker serves as the president of the Wausau school district, and as an Associate Justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court. 

She hopes to make history in the upcoming election.

"The 7th Congressional District has never been represented by a woman before. It is high time that our girls, and our women see themselves reflected in congressional leadership, and people shouldn't vote for me because I'm a woman, they should vote for me because I'm a qualified woman who's going to get the job done," said Zunker.

Zunker will face Lawrence Dale in the special primary election, set for February 18.

On the GOP side, voters will decide between Tom Tiffany and Jason Church for the Republican nomination. 

Michael Opela is running as a Republican write-in.

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