Milwaukee – JoCasta Zamarripa is the poster child for special interest politics, which has embedded its influences within the election outcomes of our 8th Assembly District. The voters of our community are being bamboozled by special interest propaganda which does not focus on issues important to our community.
In addition, with Zamarripa as state representative, the special interest politics ofPlanned Parenthood could become the leading issues during Zamarripa’s tenure as state representative in the 8th Assembly; disregarding the fact that many residents of the 8th Assembly do not agree with the politics of Planned Parenthood. Manriquez is concerned that JoCasta’s tenure would come at the expense of our neighbors in our 8thAssembly District.
Manriquez said that in the primary as candidate for the 8th Assembly, she had to put her campaign on hold for a number of weeks to clean up a false report published about her by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has since worked to repair the damage caused by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article to her integrity, and because of the overwhelming encouragement she received from voters, she is pursuing a write-in campaign.
“Because the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article that misidentified me during this campaign, which caused me to spend much of my time repairing the damage to my credibility and because I believe many of our neighbors oppose special interest groups influencing our community politics, I have decided to represent our neighbors by mobilizing a write-in campaign so that their concerns, and not the pocketbook needs of Planned Parenthood and other special interest groups Zamarripa is beholding to, is heard”, said Manriquez.
Manriquez plans to hold a press conference to elaborate more about her write-in campaign on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 10:00a.m., in front of her home of 2224 S. 7th Street. All are welcome to attend as this will be a historic event, since this is the first time that a write in campaign is being organized for the 8th Assembly District.