While Scott Walker pursued his ideological agenda, Wisconsin lost more jobs than any state in the country.
As governor, Tom will fight to restore full collective bargaining rights, and bring new jobs to Wisconsin.
In fact, Tom has made working with the private sector to create jobs and grow our economy a central focus of his career. He co-founded and currently co-chairs the M-7 regional economic development group that has worked to save and attract thousands of jobs to Wisconsin.
Tom's leadership also played an important role in transforming the Menomonee Valley from an industrial wasteland to a thriving commercial sector that now supports nearly 4,000 jobs. In 2011, Helios (Solar Panels) and Ingeteam (Windmills) both opened new factories in the Menomonee Valley, and Palermo's Pizza expanded their factory -- bringing hundreds of good-paying jobs to Wisconsin.
Tom has also worked with companies like Direct Supply, Bucyrus/Caterpillar and others to expand operations and grow jobs in Wisconsin.
It's time for an new leader Wisconsinites can believe in to focus on job creation, and that leader is Tom Barrett.