Eau Claire, Wisc. – On Sunday, small business owner and nonprofit leader Rebecca Cooke announced endorsements by 26 small business owners across the 3rd Congressional District.

“I am proud to have the backing of fellow small business owners. I know first hand the challenges small businesses face, from weathering the pandemic to rising costs with inflation. These folks know I’ll be a fierce advocate for working people and building an economy that works for Main Street, not just big corporations,” Cooke said Sunday.

“Rebecca has been a strong supporter of small businesses in this region, and a huge promoter of women entrepreneurs with her work on the Red Letter Grant. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen record inflation, and record profits, from big corporations price-gouging to profit off of everyday Americans and small businesses. I am excited that she is running for Congress, and will bring the voice of Main Street to Washington,” said Aaron Salmon, owner of SHIFT Cyclery + Coffee.

Small business leaders endorsing Rebecca include:
Will Glass, The Brewing Projekt
Blayne + Kayla Midthun, Ramone’s Ice Cream
Aaron Salmon, SHIFT Cyclery + Coffee
Erin Klaus, Tangled Up in Hue
Matt Pabich, Raggedy Man
Aaron Brice, Ambient Inks
Sarah Lambert-Freeman, Hive & Hollow
Chris Johnson, Passion Board Shop
Maria Bamonti, Dancing Yarrow Farm to Fork Retreat
Christopher Bartlett + RT Vrieze, Knorth Studios
Meredith Blankenheim, Forage
Sara Bowe, Uplift Counseling Center
Meg Knoll, 3rd + Vine EC
Lisa Carlson + Carrie Summer, Chef Shack
Katie + Anthony McMorran, Tuning Tree
Joan Navarre, Triangle Art + Antiques
Alan Nugent, Stockholm Pie + General Store
Jason Davis, The Waterfront Bar & Grill
Andy Gehrke, Eau Claire Cocktail Company
Dawn Passineau + John Chapman, The Glass Orchard
Zack Jacobson, Foxwalk Sawmill
Savannah Smith, Seven Suns Vintage
Lauren West, Echo Valley Farm & Bakery
Angie Whelan, YB Urban?

Rebecca Cooke has also been endorsed by former Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton, former Assistant Secretary of the Interior and head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Ada Deer, community organizer, Bill Hogseth IAFF Local 484, and IAFF Local 487.

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