October 2, 2014

King faces Gudex in state Senate race

A race for a seat in the state Senate pits a recall election winner against a city council president. Democratic Senator Jessica King of Oshkosh will meet Republican Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac in next Tuesday’s election in the 18th district.

Gudex said he brings 24 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, and he wants to work with businesses to improve the economy. Gudex is president of the Fond du Lac city council, and he was also the mayor of Mayville.

King won a recall election against former Senator Randy Hopper in August of last year. She said she wants to work to close the skills gap, to help companies find workers, and it’s important to partner with technical colleges on that. She also hopes lawmakers can pass a venture capital bill next year.

King said everyone in the district hasn’t always agreed with her decisions, but she thinks it’s important to explain her votes.

WHBY