Eau Claire (WQOW)- John Garske, business owner and veteran, officially announced his run for the 3rd Congressional District seat during a campaign event in Eau Claire Wednesday.
Garske is a vocational rehabilitation counselor and business owner in Eau Claire. He also served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot for 20 years.
He said he supports term limits, a balanced budget amendment and wants to address issues within the VA.
"I am not a career politician," Garske said. "I have never taken money from pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organizations, or any other interest group. I'm just a regular guy from Wisconsin, and I'm getting sick of what the career politicians are doing in D.C."
Garske faces a tough opponent: Representative Ron Kind. The Democrat has held the congressional seat since 1997.