Roberta Retrum recently announced that she will be running as a Democrat candidate for the 34th Assembly District. Retrum, a native of Wisconsin, retired to the Eagle River area four years ago. She holds an Associate Degree in Accounting and will bring this skill and knowledge to the 34th District in drafting and approving the State Budget.
Retrum is new to the political scene. She said the actions of Governor Walker last February shocked her into realizing what can go wrong in the state for the average citizen if dedicated people like herself didn’t act as watchdogs to safeguard an open and transparent government. Retrum said that she felt that many of the items that the Republicans took away from the people belonged on referendums.
Retrum is best known around the 34th District for her weeks of work sitting on the same street corner in Eagle River collecting recall signatures against Walker. She chose Friday Feb.17 to announce her candidacy, “because it is the anniversary of the day that I feel that Governor Walker started his campaign to take away all the wonderful things that make up my Wisconsin, the day that my Senator, and 13 others, allowed the people of this state to see for themselves the changes that were to come.”