Village of Kewaskum native Timothy Ramthun of N641 Ramthun Lane in the Township of Auburn announced today he has filed his candidacy papers to officially enter the contest for the 59th District seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly. A member of the Board of Education where he served two years as president, the 57 year-old Ramthun is seeking to fill the seat currently held by Representative Daniel LeMahieu, who announced in late January that he is retiring and would not seek re-election. When elected, Ramthun will work to continue the conservative, common-sense philosophies restored the past few years within state government. The overall welfare of Wisconsin families, specifically job-creation, lowering taxes and improving public education, are priorities within his platform. “As an engaged public servant, I attended many seminars and networking sessions outside the local area to better the District. This included Finance and Education Committee sessions at the Capitol, which afforded great insight and friendships, also opening up opportunities to solve issues affecting the District’s staff, students and taxpayers. The value of compromise was also reinforced. Urged now to run for State Assembly, I am more than ready, with great enthusiasm, to address the challenges facing hard-working tax-payers within the 59th District as their citizen-servant”, concluded Ramthun. The 59th District encompasses municipalities in Washington, Fond Du Lac, Sheboygan and Calumet Counties. The Republican Primary will be held Tuesday, August 12th and the general election will be on Tuesday, November 4th.