RHINELANDER - Tony Evers believes serving as state superintendent has given him a good idea of what the important issues are. He is one of several Democrats who plan to run for a chance to take on Governor Scott Walker in next year's gubernatorial election.
On Tuesday, Evers made a stop in Rhinelander. He says he believes the key to making the state strong is by investing in people, something he says hasn't been done over the last eight years.
Evers believes strengthening the middle class and the state's education system are key ways to invest in people.
Evers also says the Northwoods faces some problems that other areas of the state do not.
"I'm not going to forget about Northern Wisconsin, they are not going to be like this separate state. They are a part of Wisconsin and we have to meet their needs also," said Evers.
For the Northern part of the state he says roads, access to broadband, schools, and keeping millennials in the area are all important issues.