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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett honored in Wausau


WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited Wausau Tuesday to make his case for governor.

The Democrat toured the Wausau Business Development Center and spoke with workers and business leaders.

After that, he shared his plan for Wisconsin's economy. Barrett says job creation is his number one priority.

He also says he's a tried and tested leader with a fiscally responsible track record. But what sets him apart from other candidates is his ability to move beyond partisanship.

"The other thing that I've learned as the Mayor of Milwaukee is people don't care whether their garbage is picked up by a Democrat or a Republican, they just want their garbage picked up," Barrett said. I want to get things done because I think the issues that we face are so serious that we can't have these partisan games."

During the visit to Wausau, a group called Everest Men Respect presented Barrett with an award for standing up for a domestic violence victim last August at the State Fair.

"I obviously had some issues last summer when I walked into a domestic violence situation, which I think can happen to anyone in this state. Fortunately, the woman and her baby are safe," Barrett said.

Jane Graham Jennings, Executive Director of the Women's Community in Wausau, helped present the award to Barrett.

"I think it's really important that we recognize at any point anyone who can take a stand against violence of any kind," Jennings said.

Community leaders set up Everest Men Respect in 2008. It's a coalition of area churches, law enforcement, and schools whose goal is to stop domestic violence.





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