Army Veteran and Wonewoc Farmer Tony Kurtz is running as a Republican. In his opening statement, Kurtz said he was “very excited about the opportunity to run for office,” and “passionate about rural Wisconsin.” Kurtz said the area’s declining population was a major area of focus for him.
On the topic of marijuana legalization, Kurtz said he’s against marijuana for recreational use. “A lot of people are intrigued by the dollar signs and the revenue they can get from that,” Kurtz said, adding there were drawbacks to legalization as well. He noted he would be open to medicinal use of marijuana if hemp proved ineffective.