Hello! I am Mary Czaja and I want to be your representative for the 35th District Assembly.
I was born and raised in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. I graduated from Tomahawk High School and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
In 1988, I purchased Behling Insurance, renamed the business to C.I.S. Insurance Group, and have owned my small business ever since. I have offices in Tomahawk and Rhinelander.
I come from a family of independent business owners. My father, Edward Behling, owned and operated Tomahawk Tree Farm and Behling Insurance. My grandmother, Dolly Roberts, and mother June Behling, operated the Bowling Alley Grill, and founded Juneís Delicatessen in the Nokomis area. My uncles, Richard and Gerald Roberts, founded Roberts Berry Farm, now owned by my brother Tom and operating as the Tomahawk Berry Farm.
Mary Czaja on the Issues:
Helping the private-sector create and retain jobs here in the
Northwoods will be
my top priority in Madison. This includes
streamlining mining regulations to allow for environmentally-sound
mining, which could create thousands of jobs in Wisconsin. I also
understand the importance of a strong tourism industry in our
As a small
business owner, I know what itís like to balance a checkbook.
Wisconsin families have to account for rising costs by tightening
their belts. I believe state government should do the same, and
balance the budget by reducing spending, not raising taxes.
education means a fair school funding formula that does not reward
southeast Wisconsin schools at the expense of a quality education
for our children in the Northwoods. It also means a strong technical
college system that partners with local job creators to fill needs
for skilled workers.
I will protect Seniors by continuing the stateís commitment to SeniorCare, the stateís low-cost prescription drug program. I will oppose efforts to increase the nursing home bed tax, as previous Legislatures have done.
July 4th Parade in Tomahawk
Senior Producer Steve Walters interviewed Mary on 9/13 at
Northcentral Technical College in Wausau