Vipond Challenges Sensenbrenner in Republican Primary in August

BROOKFIELD, WIS. – This year’s Fifth District congressional race features a new Republican candidate, Dr. Jennifer Hoppe Vipond. The long-time pediatrician hopes to bring a prescription for change in her run, with a focus on healthcare policy, the opioid epidemic, and workforce development. 

Dr. Vipond is challenging Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, who has held the office since 1979.  “While I respect and share his fiscal conservatism, based on my first-hand experience as a doctor, I know that there are important issues facing our district that are not being addressed.  For the sake of this community where I was born and raised, where I raised my family and where I practice medicine, I believe I can represent this community and help tackle those issues.”

Dr. Vipond has been meeting constituents working to get her message out cross the area. She has held three Meet the Candidate events to date, and has addressed questions from the audience as well as held one-on-one discussions on the issues. Several town-hall meetings have been scheduled at local community buildings, listed below.   Please attend one of these meetings to learn more about candidate Dr. Jennifer Hoppe Vipond, and to express your concerns on current issues addressing Congress. 

Wednesday, July 11 – 6-8 pm Waukesha City Hall

Thursday, July 12 – 6-8 pm Fort Atkinson Public Library

Thursday, July 19 – 6-8 pm Menomonee Falls Village Hall

Wednesday, July 25 – 6-8 pm Oconomowoc City Hall

Thursday, July 26 – 6-8 pm Watertown Senior & Community Center

Wednesday, August 1 – 6-8 pm West Allis Public Library

Wednesday, August 2 – 6-8 pm Greenfield City Hall

The Republican Primary vote takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Vipond’s run for Congress in Wisconsin’s fifth district marks the first time in history that a woman has run for this seat in office. It is also the first time since 2008 that there has been a Republican primary for this position.

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