Wisconsin house district 49: Travis Tranel

BY CRAIG D. REBER TH STAFF WRITER * CREBER@WCINET.COM | Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:00 am

TRANEL: “It’s nice to win. It’s good to see all the hard work that the whole team put in, a phenomenal team, in southwest Wisconsin. We ran a clean campaign, and I think with running for office shows you have to have some substance. I’m a big believer that when you’re elected, you have to do a good job rather than convince people in the last two months. Most voters realize that I’m working hard to represent the people of southwest Wisconsin.”

BEALS QUOTE: “I met a lot of great people during the campaign. And at the end of the day I want to congratulate Travis on his victory.”

TRANEL’S BIO: A Loras College graduate, Tranel had double academic degrees in finance and economics. Vice chairman of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, Tranel operates an organic dairy farm with his wife, Stephanie, and three children in rural Cuba City.

GOALS FOR TERM:“Balance the budget without raising taxes, continuing to make Wisconsin competitive for business and make really sure, and this is important, that we work together to solve problems. The underlying theme in this election is people working together to solve problems.”

WHAT IT MEANS?
“It’s humbling to be elected, but to be re-elected means that people in southwest Wisconsin think you’re doing a good job and that’s important to me. Every election is an interview. I work for them. They can toss me out. Thankfully they didn’t do that.”