Tim Michels

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American politician, Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Timothy James Michels

American politician and businessman

Born on August 07, 1962 in Lomira, Wisconsin , United States (60 years)

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Timothy J. Michels (born August 7, 1962) is an American politician and businessman from Brownsville, Wisconsin. He co-owns and co-manages Michels Corporation, a family-owned and operated construction company. A member of the Republican Party, Michels is a candidate in the 2022 Wisconsin gubernatorial election.


...   Timothy J. Michels (born August 7, 1962) is an American politician and businessman from Brownsville, Wisconsin. He co-owns and co-manages Michels Corporation, a family-owned and operated construction company. A member of the Republican Party, Michels is a candidate in the 2022 Wisconsin gubernatorial election.


Early life, education, and career

Michels graduated from Lomira High School in 1980, and obtained a bachelor's degree in political science in 1984 from St. Norbert College. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1997 and an MPA from the Illinois Institute of Technology the same year.Michels has 12 years of active duty service as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, where he earned the rank of Major. He is a member of the American Legion and VFW.
He co-owns the Michels Corporation in Brownsville, Wisconsin, the small farming town where he grew up.Michels is married to Barbara; they have three children.


Political campaigns


Wisconsin State Senate
In 1998, Michels made a bid for the state Senate, and received 30 percent of the vote in the Republican primary, losing to incumbent senator Scott L. Fitzgerald.


U.S. Senate

In 2004, Michels, defeated automobile dealer Russ Darrow, Jr., state Senator Robert Welch, and attorney Robert Lorge in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. He holds the record through 2010 for the most votes for a Republican in the history of Wisconsin.Michels and his Democratic Party opponent, incumbent U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, sparred on such topics as Feingold's opposition to the Patriot Act, taxes, health care, and Feingold's opposition to the George W. Bush administration policies. The military veteran Michels strongly supported the Iraq War. Feingold pointed out Michel's political inexperience. Michels lost the general election to Russ Feingold, 55% to 44%.In 2005, Princeton University conducted a study. They found that a quick look at a candidate’s photograph — a one-second exposure — created an initial impression that often lasted through the more deliberative process that helps a voter decide. The researchers showed study participants photos of Tim Michels and Russ Feingold, and were able to predict the outcome of the election based solely on facial appearances.


Wisconsin Governor

On April 22, 2022, Michels filed paperwork with the Wisconsin Elections Commission to begin his candidacy for governor of Wisconsin.On July 11, 2022, Michels received the endorsement of former Governor Tommy Thompson, the state's longest serving governor.After announcing his campaign for Wisconsin governor, it was revealed that Tim Michels spent much of the previous decade living and working in the New York City area, claiming to "split time" in Connecticut and Wisconsin.In Michel's "Back the Blueprint" plan he proposes a 1.5x state aid penalty for communities pursuing the defunding of police and a mandatory minimum 2 year prison sentence for felons convicted of gun possession.


References


External links
Campaign website
Appearances on C-SPAN



Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0


 

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