Tony Evers shares a background in education and an open-minded independent attitude with another former Wisconsin Governor. Governor Lee Dreyfus (1978-1982) was the chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before becoming governor. Dreyfus was flamboyant wearing a red vest to be recognizable and an eloquent speaker. Yet he was down to earth and accessible often stopping at local bars to chat with students. Though a Republican, Dreyfus chose to operate as a "Republicrat" meaning he promoted policies of either party he thought valid and workable while not taking a purely partisan approach. Dreyfus was also fond of finding a 3rd way or an innovative alternative to the two main opposing viewpoints of Republicans and Democrats or whatever the conflicting sides.
Wouldn't this be a refreshing approach to politics and government at the State Capitol today? Perhaps Tony Evers will bring an independent less partisan attitude to our state in the tradition of former Gov. Lee Dreyfus.