Former Phillips Mayor Jeffrey Fahl has announced his plan to run for Wisconsin’s 74th Assembly District.
"Northern Wisconsin needs someone to be a voice in Madison to act as a reminder that we need the same resources as the rest of the State to thrive in a growing economy. I will work with everyone to bring those resources to our area," said Fahl.
Fahl is a native of Ogema and graduated from Prentice High School. After graduating from Milwaukee School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering, he went to work for a Phillips manufacturer as a computer programmer. He has been employed at the same company for over 20 years.
Fahl has served his community on the Phillips City council for 4 years, and then Mayor for 6 years. He has been on the Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 5 years, serving 3 years as the President. Other volunteer work includes church council, church Treasurer, and American Cancer Society Relay for Life team captain and event chairman.
As mayor, Fahl pushed for economic development by expanding the city’s business park, partnering in building the Phillips Enterprise Center, and reorganizing the Price County Economic Development Association. He also focused on the enhancement of the city with the construction of a pavilion in Elk Lake Park and opening certain streets as ATV routes.
“Although we have a lot to offer in being a tourist destination, the residents of our district have a need for good paying jobs. To be competitive in today’s technological world, we also need to be connected through high speed broadband service.”
The 74th Assembly District Is comprised of Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Price Counties as well as parts of Vilas, Douglas and Sawyer Counties. The general election is November 6, 2018.