JANESVILLE, Wis. – First Congressional District candidate Bryan Steil announced today the endorsements of veterans from across Southeast Wisconsin and the formation of the “Veterans for Steil Coalition.” Fifty men and women from all branches of our nation’s military are supporting Bryan Steil for Congress.

Bryan Steil: “I am honored to have the support of veterans from across the First Congressional District. Our veterans’ bravery and sacrifice to our nation is unmatched and they deserve the best care and resources our nation can provide. In Congress, I will ensure that after leaving service, our veterans are prepared to transition to jobs in our nations workforce.”

Wisconsin Air National Guard Veteran and State Sen. Steve Nass: “I am proud to back Bryan Steil for Congress because Bryan listens to veterans. With Bryan’s background in manufacturing and education, Bryan has the experience to help veterans get high paying jobs when they return home to Southeast Wisconsin.”

Prior to announcing the coalition, Steil held roundtable meetings listening to the concerns of veterans of the First Congressional District.

Members of Veterans for Steil Coalition:

State Sen. Steve Nass, Whitewater, Air National Guard Veteran

State Rep. Ken Skowronski, Franklin, National Guard Veteran

State Rep. Thomas Weatherston, Racine, Air Force Veteran

Al Behling, Greendale, Navy Veteran

David Black, Williams Bay, Air Force Veteran

Carl A. Bogar Jr., Kenosha, Marine Corps/Army/National Guard Veteran

Roxanne Bouland, Janesville, Marine Corps Veteran

Jay Chadwick, Greendale, Navy Veteran

James Cook, Greendale, Air Force Veteran

Louis D’Alabeto, Burlington, Army Veteran

Jason Dean, LaGrange, Marine Corps Veteran

Jessica Dean, LaGrange, Marine Corps Veteran

Gene Decker, Lake Geneva, Army Veteran

Bob Dieck, Oak Creek, Army Veteran

Robert Douglas, Janesville, Navy Veteran

Fred Falk, Whitewater, Army Veteran

Chris Goebel, Elkhorn, Air Force Veteran

Jerry Goodman, Milton, Army Veteran

Daniel Guadian, Darien, Navy Veteran

Anthony Guelzow, Racine, Army Veteran

Keith Hall, Mt. Pleasant, Navy Veteran

Chad Herbert, Janesville, Army Reserve Veteran

Dave Jacobson, Janesville, Army Veteran

Ed Kist, Elkhorn, Air Force Veteran

Craig Konopski, Elkhorn, Navy Veteran

Lester Krueger, Elkhorn, Army Veteran

Tina Langnes, Elkhorn, Army Veteran

Roger Larson, Elkhorn, Army Veteran

Ed List, Elkhorn, Air Force Veteran

Dale Martin, Greendale, Army Veteran

Anthony Masseur, Beloit, National Guard Veteran

Joe Nantz III, Muskego, Navy Veteran

Cory Newmann, LaGrange, Army Veteran

John Oday, Kenosha, Army Veteran

Kenneth Pakulski, Big Bend, Army Veteran

Rick Podoba, Mt. Pleasant, Air Force Veteran

Ted Preiser, Lafayette, Air Force Veteran

John Reiff, Elkhorn, Marine Corps Veteran

Joe Rezek, Delavan, Army Veteran

John Scherer, Delavan, Air Force Veteran

Dennis Schilcher, Greendale, Navy Veteran

Kenny Schmitt, Elkhorn, Marine Corps Veteran

Andy Speth, Janesville, Air Force Veteran

Rod Stemler, Kenosha, Navy Veteran

Bruce Swezey, Franklin, Air Force Veteran

Matthew Webb, Janesville, Army Veteran

Jan Whitler, Walworth, Marine Corps Veteran

Brian Wizwell, Elkhorn, Army Veteran

Leo Wratten, LaGrange, Marine Corps Veteran

Micheal Zvara, Mukwonago, Coast Guard Veteran

Wendy Zvara, Mukwonago, Army Veteran

Bryan Steil won the Republican nomination for the First Congressional District on August 14 with over 51 percent of the vote in a five-way contest. Steil is running for Congress to fight for American workers and prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future. Steil is a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and has a strong background as a business leader. For the past nine years, Steil has worked for manufacturing companies in Rock County and has learned the importance of fiscal discipline and risks of government red tape. Steil was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he currently lives.

Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform do not imply endorsement by any branch of the U.S. military or the Department of Defense. All members listed are retired from military service.