Eric Wilson stopped in the WIZM studio Thursday for La Crosse Talk PM to tell us what his passions are in running for the US House of Representatives in Wisconsin’s 3rd District, which included healthcare, housing and various aspects of climate.
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We scratched the surface getting to know the Democrat, which led to a giant discussion on a need to change healthcare in the country. Not only did he suffer a giant medical emergency while in college, his father is also battling cancer.
When he’s not campaigning, Wilson works in digital product management, as well as mortgage loan rejuvenation. It was his latter job that led to a discussion on housing, another one of the big issues he’s fired up about.
We also talked about traversing the 3rd District and how he gets his name out there and his message heard.
Wilson is an Eau Claire native and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a degree in economics, who played in the UW Marching Band.
He’s one of now four Democrats, along with Rebecca Cooke, Tara Johnson and Katrina Shankland, running for the House seat held by Republican Derrick Van Orden