Tricia Zunker is a great candidate to work with on the issue of marijuana reform. She is open and honest about the topic and has included cannabis reform as one of her campaign platforms.
Visit her website at https://triciaforwisconsin.com/ to find out more.
Candidate in race for U.S. House District 7 (D)
Tricia Zunker is running for Congress to be a voice for the people of northern Wisconsin – people like the family farmers and working people she comes from, with roots in the Wausau area going back generations.
Tricia learned the importance of hard work and a fair day’s pay from her family: her mother, who is a proud union member (USW Local 2-224) for over thirty years, including serving over a decade as union secretary; her father who was a laborer with specialty carpentry skills; and her grandfather, who farmed in the Town of Easton (Wausau), Wisconsin, after serving in the US Army. He also served 36 years in the Army Reserves and retired as a Master Sergeant.
The first in her family to graduate from college, Tricia went on to law school and became a practicing attorney and law professor. In 2013, she was elected by her People, the Ho-Chunk Nation, to serve as Associate Justice of the Ho-Chunk Supreme Court. She was re-elected to that position in 2017.
In 2018, Tricia was elected to the Wausau School Board and currently serves as board president. On the school board, she works hard to ensure that all children receive a good education, regardless of background, economic status, or family circumstances. She is also an advocate for policies that improve staff morale and treat teachers like the professionals they are.
From her office in Wausau, Tricia teaches remotely as a professor at three institutions. In each of these academic environments, she works with non-traditional students, helping them achieve their academic goals that would not be possible in a typical brick and mortar setting.
Tricia spends her free time with her son exploring train museums (his passion), listening to live music, or simply relaxing at home in Wausau with their rescue pup, Diesel.
Supports: Recreational marijuana in appropriate amounts should be legalized. We have too many people who are being treated as if they are threats to society for marijuana. Our jails and prisons are overcrowded as a result and there is a surge in for-profit prisons. Criminal justice should never be about profit, ever. Where we can see the revenue stream that benefits society is through marijuana taxation.
Instead, we must seriously address the opioid crisis, reducing violence (including domestic violence and gun violence) and we need to seriously address the murdered and missing indigenous women crisis. We can reduce our prison population and focus efforts on serious crimes when we legalize marijuana. And we can allow people to have a future instead of a record.
Supports: And we need to legalize medical marijuana because no one should be forced to suffer from a health condition or side effect that can be relieved through its use.
1404 Golf Club Road
Wausau, WI 54403