Eau Claire (WQOW) - Congressman Ron Kind has a challenger in the Democratic Primary for Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District.
Retired high school history teacher and Eau Claire resident, Myron Buchholz, announced Monday that he is seeking the seat held by Kind since 1997. Buchholz is also a longtime peace activist. He serves on the board of the Chippewa Valley Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and is a steering committee member of 15 Now Northwest Wisconsin.
"Well I retired from teaching in June of '14 after a 34-year-career. And I wasn't planning on running for Congress," Buchholz said. "But some issues have arisen, the most recently being the Trans Pacific Partnership...Trans Pacific Partnership is a give-away of power to corporations. It is being argued that it is going to benefit the working class yet we know from past experience these trade policies are not doing that."
The Democratic Party Congressional Primary is Tuesday, Aug. 9.