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Deutsch joins race for Northland senate seat

Superior Telegram

Dane Deutsch, a Rice Lake area local small business owner, announced plans to run for Wisconsin’s 25th Senate District, the seat held by Sen Bob Jauch, D-Poplar.

Jauch plans to retire at the end of his term.

Deutsch said northern Wisconsin needs an experienced and independent voice representing them in Madison.

“Too often party politics gets in the way of doing what’s best for the hard working families of Wisconsin,” Deutsch said. “I want to go to Madison, put partisanship aside and work to solve the challenges facing northern Wisconsin as well as our state. We need a government that is focused on getting people back to work, while being a responsible steward of the taxpayers’ money.”

Deutsch he developed leadership skills as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and as owner-operator of three companies, Deutsch’s Gymnastics Training Center, DCS Netlink and Leadership Management Development Center, a leadership and character education company.

Deutsch said he knows first-hand what it takes to create jobs in a changing economy.

“My No. 1 priority in Madison will be getting people back to work and growing our economy,” he said. “I look forward to meeting the voters of the 25th District and discussing how we can move our state forward together.”

Deutsch is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Superior, and UW-Stout and holds a Master’s degree in Information Communications Technology.

He lives in Rice Lake with his wife Katharine Joy. They raised four children and have four grandchildren.

Deutsch will be facing a challenge from Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, who announced plans to run for the office in December.

Deutsch ran for the seat on the Republican ticket in 2010, but was defeated by the long-time state senator from Poplar.