Jim understands Fifth District values because, unlike so many Washington politicians, he actually lives here.
Jim teaches in Mequon at Concordia University, where he went to college and met his wife, Susan, twenty years ago. His family attends church in Cedarburg, at First Immanuel Lutheran, where he and Susan sometimes sing and play with the worship team. Their kids go to school here. Which means Jim understands the issues that you deal with everyday.
The Fifth District is a great place to raise a family, and Jim believes it is Washington's responsibility to approach everything it does in a way that promotes healthy families. That means lower taxes, letting us decide how best to spend our money on our families. It means that Washington needs to work to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, lowering the costs of energy on families and eliminating America’s funding of radical Islamic extremism in the Middle East. It means common-sense solutions on immigration so our children will have jobs in tomorrow's marketplace. And we need to keep a strong manufacturing base here at home to protect us from threats abroad.
In the Fifth District, we believe that every human life is sacred and is worth protecting. That’s why Jim is opposed to all forms of abortion and euthanasia, speaking up for those who cannot speak themselves. And he believes the government should stop any efforts to weaken or undermine traditional marriage. These are the values of people in our district.
While Congressman Sensenbrenner supports massive government spending that will put a burden on our children’s future, Jim Burkee opposes big government and irresponsible deficit-spending.
The Fifth District is a great place to raise a family. Jim Burkee wants to keep it that way – for his children, and for yours.