Tim Michels just won the opportunity to take on Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in November. Here's what you need to know.
What is Tim Michels running for in 2022?
Michels beat out former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch for the GOP nomination for governor. He will face Democratic incumbent Tony Evers on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
What is Tim Michels' political party?
Michels is a member of the Republican Party.
Michels was endorsed by Trump
Kleefisch was largely seen as a presumptive nominee before Michels jumped into the race in April. He was then endorsed by former President Donald Trump in June and quickly shot up in the polls. Trump campaigned for Michels in Waukesha, Kleefisch's home turf.
Michels said he would back Trump in a 2024 presidential run.
What is Tim Michels' military service?
Michels earned rank of major in the United States Army and served for 12 years as an infantry officer.
What is the Michels Corporation?
The Michels Corporation is an energy and infrastructure subcontractor based in Brownsville, Wisconsin. It is among the world's top petroleum contractors and operates around the United States. The corporation owns and operates around 100 stone pits and quarries in Wisconsin, and also was a subcontractor for the Keystone XL pipeline.
It was started by Michels' father, pipeline welder Dale Michels. Tim Michels serves as the company's vice president.
Michels said he would divest himself from the family business if he became governor.
What is Tim Michels' net worth?
Michels regularly reports more than $1 million in state income taxes, suggesting that he makes an income of up to tens of millions of dollars a year. He and his wife own multi-million properties in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut.
"He's in the top few percent in the country making that kind of money," said Chuck Konkol, a semi-retired certified public accountant who for years taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. "He's clearly a super-wealthy successful man. Just from a business standpoint, he must be making a ton of money."
He's spent $10 million of his own money into the governor's race.
Who is Tim Michels' wife?
Michels' wife is Barbara Michels. The couple have three children.
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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tim Michels is Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor