Retiring Representative Dean Knudson Endorses Shannon Zimmerman for the 30th Assembly District


Hudson, WI – October 14th, 2016, Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) endorsed Shannon Zimmerman, candidate for the 30th Assembly District. Knudson is not seeking re-election this November but has represented the 30th Assembly District for the last six years. Knudson pointed to Zimmerman’s business experience, leadership qualities, and involvement in his local community as important qualities for a State Representative. He also viewed Zimmerman’s support of the Second Amendment, dedication to local education, and commitment to job growth as reasons for supporting Zimmerman.


“As a local business leader who is active in the community, Shannon Zimmerman knows exactly what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth,” stated Knudson. “I am confident that Shannon is the right person to represent the 30th Assembly District and I know he will fight for the interests of the St. Croix Valley in Madison.”


Shannon Zimmerman is a local entrepreneur who has started multiple successful businesses in River Falls, notably Sajan Inc., and Belle Vinez, a family operated winery. Zimmerman and his wife, Angel, are also long-time residents of the area. Shannon’s campaign seeks to expand economic development opportunities in the area, create partnerships between local business and education, and continue the fight for lower taxes.


“I am honored to have been endorsed by Representative Knudson,” stated Zimmerman. “Dean has been an outstanding advocate for the St. Croix Valley during his tenure in Madison and I look forward to continuing the great work he has done.”


Rep. Knudson, who will retire in January 2017, has served the 30th Assembly District for over a half-decade. He is the Vice-Chair of the Committee for Review of Administrative Rules and is a member of the Joint Committee on Finance and the Committee on Education.