APPLETON – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin endorsed incumbent Gov. Scott Walker for re-election today during a campaign event at Tri City Glass & Door in Appleton. Walker is seeking his third term in the Nov. 6 election.
ABC of Wisconsin – representing 870 merit contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, manufacturers and construction-related professionals throughout the state – endorsed Walker because of his work to address the skilled labor gap and grow the economy.
“The health of the construction industry begins with the health of the state’s economy,” said Dan Bertler, 2018 chairman of ABC of Wisconsin. “Thanks to Gov. Walker, Wisconsin is seeing record economic success with unemployment below 3 percent for eight months in a row. There are more people working in Wisconsin than ever before. His pro-jobs, pro-education agenda benefit everyone.”
Bertler said Walker promotes education at all levels and understands the importance of skilled trades and apprenticeship.
“That is why ABC of Wisconsin is endorsing Scott Walker for governor,” Bertler said. “It’s a clear choice. Wisconsin needs to continue Gov. Walker’s pro-jobs, pro-education and pro-free enterprise reforms.”
During his time in office, Walker has signed into law several ABC of Wisconsin-backed initiatives, including:
“We couldn’t be more honored to have the endorsement of the men and women who represent ABC of Wisconsin,” Walker said. “That really represents the people who are quite literally helping us build the state’s economy.”