An experienced leader with deep roots in Columbia County, Ann Groves Lloyd will listen to and act on the concerns of regular people.
Ann grew up on her family's 230 acre farm in the Town of Lodi, where the Groves family has lived for five generations. Ann will fight for working and middle class families, and use her experience in local government to get things done for us.
Ann knows the struggles our families are facing.
Making Healthcare Affordable
In 2009, Ann was diagnosed with fibromyalgia - a chronic pain disease and “pre-existing condition”. She knows first-hand the importance of maintaining quality health insurance for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. We can count on Ann to work for us by banning insurers from denying coverage to people with a pre-existing condition and fighting Republican plans to create an age tax the AARP says will raise premiums on people over age 50 by thousands of dollars per year.
Ann will push to enact a strong paid family leave law for Wisconsin. At some point everyone needs to take extended time away from their job to care for themselves or a loved one - whether because of a new baby, a cancer diagnosis, or a sick parent. Paid family and medical leave programs ensure economic security for Wisconsin families and provide peace of mind for employers and employees alike.
Ann wants to make sure we get our fair share.
Creating Better Paying Jobs
Ann believes Wisconsin is a place where we can always do something to create new jobs, new opportunities, new manufacturing and new security for working families. That's why she supports efforts to ensure that when the state of Wisconsin offers a contract to private business, homegrown Wisconsin businesses should be at the front of the line.
Ann believes that when workers have increased purchasing power, it builds our economy from the middle class out. Slowly phasing in a higher minimum wage in Wisconsin would inject billions of dollars into businesses across our state who will, in turn, create more good-paying jobs to deal with increased demand for their goods and services. It's good for our families, our businesses, and our economy.
Ann wants to invest in our future.
Restoring funding to our public schools
Ann knows every child in Wisconsin should have equal access to a strong public education.
Public education is where every child can get the strong start they deserve. When we don’t support our schools, we let our children down. Ann will fight to restore funding to our schools and make sure our districts get their fair share of funding.
Ann will will fight to make sure tax dollars from our local schools are no longer siphoned away to subsidize private voucher schools outside of our community. Taxpayers should not be funding schools that lack accountability. Enough is enough. Ann will work to put money back into our schools.