My name is Douglas Mullenix. I am running for U.S. Congress because like so many of you, I’m tired of seeing our country sit void of effective leadership and seeing Wisconsin continuously under-represented on the national stage. The time for action is now. In 2022, I want your vote for Wisconsin’s Sixth Congressional District.
A leader that will take time to get to know you
I’m running for U.S. Congress because I’m not just going to sit back and criticize what’s happening in America, I’m stepping up to do something about it.
Our current representative, Glenn Grothman has been in Congress for the past eight years but now is the time for a change in the district’s leadership. I have talked to so many people who do not know who Glenn Grothman is and my question to those people is this:
If you don’t know Glenn Grothman, how does he know you and what’s important to you?
I am running for Congress because I believe Wisconsinites deserve a new leader, one who will listen to them and help create a better life for them. I will make sure your voice is represented in Washington D.C. and that I’m doing the work that gives you the ability to create your future.
Your voice should lead the conversation, and I will make that happen.
Starting today, let’s choose a better future together.
Tell me what’s important to you.
What’s my platform?
I am kicking off my campaign by focusing on learning and listening to Wisconsinites in the Sixth Congressional District. For the first 120 days of my campaign, I will hold town halls, in-person and virtual meetings, and visit communities throughout the Sixth District to learn more about what people want from their government.
I’m taking a non-traditional approach to my platform. While the foundation will focus on improving our economy, education and mental health care, it is my belief that no platform should be finalized without the input of the community. This is where I need your guidance. I’ve dedicated the first 120 days of the campaign towards hearing your voice. I will hold these listening sessions to learn more about what you want from your government. In the end, this won’t be my platform, but our platform.
I want to hear from you. What matters most to you?
- Are you okay with the way you are being represented?
- What do you think about the current state of the economy?
- How were you affected by COVID-19?
- Is the educational system meeting your expectations?
- What can I do to make a difference that improves your life, health and overall well-being?
How did I get here?
My grandfather’s story epitomizes the American Dream. He grew up as one of six children to a north Texas sharecropper during the dust bowl era of the depression. At 14, he forged his birth certificate to enlist in the Marines during World War II, and after years of service, he used his G.I. Bill benefits to go to the University of Texas. After graduation, he began work at Ralston Purina on the plant floor and over time, rose the ranks to ultimately be a top executive of the company.
His story reflects the power and uniqueness of America- that we are all free to pursue whatever future we desire for ourselves and our families, no matter the starting point. This independence is at the heart of our country. Unfortunately, this freedom is at risk as the government continues to grow in size and ultimately in intervention into your life.
Growing up, I had the opportunity to live all over the world. This allowed me to not only experience several different cultures but also to experience first-hand the impact different political systems have on citizens’ lives, ultimately solidifying my viewpoint on the power of the American Democracy. This experience is also the reason I call Wisconsin home. Nowhere have I found a more welcoming, honest, and hard-working community than that which I saw when my family relocated to Menasha.
These American values are under attack in Washington, and I am here to fight for freedom from government intervention so people can live their lives the way they want and create their own futures.
Previously, I worked a career in finance and healthcare consulting that spanned several different industries. However, like so many others, the COVID-19 Pandemic eliminated my position and left me unemployed. This led me to turn my efforts towards helping others who had been put in a position like mine.
Wisconsinites are hard-working and innovative people. Let’s work together to create a better future.