Eau Claire Man Runs for GOP Lieutenant Governor Nomination

Republican primary for state’s No. 2 job will be Aug. 9

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Kyle Yudes is the latest Chippewa Valley resident to seek high political office. The Eau Claire man recently announced he is running for lieutenant governor of Wisconsin as a Republican. Yudes – who describes himself as a father, husband, and Eau Claire resident of 22 years – says he has spent the last year traveling through Wisconsin and Minnesota “fighting for freedom.”

“It started with standing up to our city council, county boards, and health departments,” he writes on his website. “I and many others reached out to our elected representatives, but our cries for help fell on deaf ears.”

Yudes describes his platform as freedom and restoring liberty – he is an opponent of mask and vaccine mandates – as well as protecting the Constitution, government accountability, and election integrity.

Yudes is one of at least four candidates who will vie for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in a primary next Aug. 9. The winner will go on to run as a ticket with whoever wins the Republican nomination for governor. (The current lieutenant governor, Democrat Mandela Barnes, is running for U.S. Senate and is not seeking re-election.)

Learn more about Yudes and his campaign at yudesforltgovernor.com.