Hello! I’m Rob
Nelson and I'm running to represent the 18th District on
to my campaign site!
my own horn is not something I’m particularly fond of, but as a
candidate for your vote, I’ll try to give you a sense of who I am and
what I believe.
a Sauk County Supervisor, it will be my responsibility to help steer
the county toward policies that will benefit District 18 residents and
the county as a whole, both now and in the future. I consider
myself fair, open-minded, and honest, and adept at looking at issues
from a variety of perspectives. Important qualities that I
think are essential for public service are:
not affiliated with any political party, faction, or clique and I'm
also not accepting any
campaign contributions. That means that I can exercise an independent
voice to do what's best for District 18 and Sauk County, without worry
about pleasing party bosses or paying back political favors.
Governments have an instinct to hide embarrassing mistakes or
unpleasant discussions behind closed doors. I am committed to
Wisconsin's progressive tradition of open meetings and open records and
strongly believe that an informed citizenry is the best guarantee of
responsive, effective, and accountable government.
I’m adept at looking at issues from a variety of
perspectives, and also
considering what consequences (intended or otherwise) may follow from a
particular decision. With a scientific background, I’m also open to new
information and new arguments which may influence my position on an
Decisions need to consider not only what’s best for us today, but also the
health and welfare of those who come after.
Who wants their kids to inherit a polluted, despoiled wasteland? I
don’t, and I don’t even have kids! We owe it to future generations to
preserve the productive soils, clean air and water, wildlife, and wild
places that make Sauk County such a healthy and attractive place to
live. And sometimes, that will mean making a little bit of a
sacrifice in the present.