Andy Jorgensen Announces Candidacy for Register of Deeds
Milton - State Representative Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) today announced he will make a run to serve as Rock County Register of Deeds, an open seat created by the retirement of longtime Register of Deeds, Randy Leyes.
"I've always enjoyed talking directly with my neighbors about the issues that matter to them, which is probably why I've held more than 500 listening sessions in the district, as a state representative," said Jorgensen. "Serving at the county level will give me a chance, every day, to help people one-on-one, while being a bit closer to home."
Jorgensen has deep roots in Rock County, having worked at the Janesville General Motors plant from 1995 to 2008, and having served as a shop steward for UAW Local 95 before running for a State Assembly seat. He has served for nearly ten years in the State Assembly, leading the charge to save SeniorCare twice, and fighting for working families and local control.
"It has been a truly great honor to serve as the people's voice in our Capitol, and I certainly won't rule out a run for state office in the future, as I have a heart for the work," said Jorgensen. "But, while my wife and I still have a couple of precious years left with kids under our roof, I want to spend more time with my family."
Jorgensen vows to work, as Register of Deeds, to bring Rock County into the digital era, cutting through the red tape of records. "My goal has always been to make life a little easier for my neighbors, and I'm ready and able to do just that in Rock County," said Jorgensen.
Jorgensen has received endorsements from many local leaders and organizations, including: State Senator Janis Ringhand, State Representative Deb Kolste, State Representative Mark Spreitzer, Former State Senator Judy Robson, Rock County District Attorney David O'Leary, Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, The Rock County Labor Coalition, and the South Central Building Trades Association.
Congressman Mark Pocan
State Senator Janis Ringhand
State Representative Deb Kolste
State Representative Mark Spreitzer
Former State Senator Judy Robson
Rock County District Attorney David O'Leary
Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi
The Rock County Labor Coalition
South Central Building Trades Association
Former City of Beloit and Wisconsin State Capitol Police Chief Charlie Tubbs
Beloit City Council President Dave Luebke
Town of Turtle Chairperson Roger Anclam
Orfordville Fire Chief Ron Nelson
Former Janesville School Board Member Karl Dommershausen