Political newcomer squares off with Rep. Sensenbrenner

Political newcomer squares off with Rep. Sensenbrenner

Democratic political newcomer Khary Penebaker is running against longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner to represent southeast Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District.

Penebaker faces a steep battle against Sensenbrenner, who was first elected in 1978 and is the longest-serving member of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sensenbrenner has easily won re-elections in his largely conservative district, which sits west of Milwaukee

In a statement, Penebaker says Congress is broken and won’t be fixed by an insider like Sensenbrenner.

Penebaker obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is the president of a roofing company. He’s emphasizing job creation, education and an outsider perspective in his campaign.