It was a big CWA night in Wisconsin this week. In addition to Senator Bernie Sanders winning big in the Democratic primary, two CWA members were elected to local offices.
Rob Boelk, president of CWA Local 4622, was elected Mayor of Mayville by a wide margin in a highly contested race.
He has served as local president for the past eight years. Previously he was elected as Ward 5 Alderman for the city of Mayville, and has been serving as president of the Common Council.
In a letter to CWA supporters, Rob wrote, "Not many union members or officers run for these political races, however, I am stepping up and taking on the challenge not only for working people, but for the elderly, poor, and young."
Jens Jorgensen, a member of CWA Local 4603, was elected to the Janesville City Council. The 19-year-old – an AT&T Mobility member – is the youngest person on record to be elected to the City Council. Of the seven candidates vying for three seats, Jens won the greatest number of votes. He is the son of Wisconsin State Representative Andy Jorgensen.
CWA President Linda Hinton said both leaders will be effective champions for working families in their communities.