The West Side Presents 10th State Senate District Candidate Forum

October 12, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact: Rich Kremer

The West Side Presents 10th State Senate District Candidate Forum

The West Side will host a legislative candidate forum featuring candidates from the 10th State Senate District, incumbent Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Daniel C. Olson (D-Clayton), on Thursday, October 18, at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/ Menomonie-Eau Claire. The 10th Senate District is made up of parts of St. Croix, Dunn, Polk, and Burnett counties including the cities of Menomonie, St. Croix Falls, Hudson, and River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will moderate the forum, presented in a live, one hour call-in format, encouraging listener participation and discussion. The forum, one of a 9-week series of regional legislative candidate specials, is a part of Wisconsin Public Radio’s continued effort to provide voters in western Wisconsin access to their candidates for public office.

Sheila Harsdorf has served in the Wisconsin State Senate since 2000 and previously served in the 30th State Assembly District from 1988-1998. Harsdorf serves on the senate committees of Agriculture and Higher Education, and Commerce, Utilities, Energy and Rail. Harsdorf is also a member of the Joint Legislative Council. In River Falls, Harsdorf is a former member of the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust Board and the Wisconsin Conservation Corps Board.

Dan Olson joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard in 1989 and has been deployed twice since 2004, once to Iraq and one time stateside. Currently he is the First Sergeant for Company B 1-128th in New Richmond and is a teacher in St. Croix Falls. Olson received a master’s degree in teaching and learning from St. Mary’s University and is pursuing an education administration certification from Concordia University.

The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin.  The show airs on Thursdays at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/ Menomonie-Eau Claire. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.