December 20th, 2021



Amy McGrath’s Honor Bound Endorses Deb McGrath for Congress

Menomonie, WI—Today, Amy McGrath and her organization Honor Bound enthusiastically endorsed Deb McGrath for Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional district. Deb McGrath is a former Army Captain, CIA officer, and working mom of three. Ret. US Marine Corps Lt. Col. Amy McGrath is a former candidate for US Senate and founder of Honor Bound, which aims to support women with a service background to run for office. 


“Deb McGrath has served our nation for decades,” said former candidate for US Senate and Ret. US Marine Corps Lt. Col. Amy McGrath. “In Congress, she will be a champion for Veterans and a faithful advocate for economic security, affordable healthcare, and improving our infrastructure, including expanding broadband. She is the leader western Wisconsin needs in this critical moment, and I am proud to endorse her for Congress.”


“It is an honor and a privilege to be endorsed by Amy McGrath, and I am proud to represent the principles of her organization, Honor Bound. In Congress, I will be an unwavering voice for the interests of western Wisconsin and a committed advocate for the 2.2 million female Veterans who have faithfully served our nation,” said Deb McGrath. “I am running to bring strength to Wisconsin and strength to our nation, and I am thrilled to have Amy McGrath and Honor Bound by my side.” 


The announcement comes the same day that Deb McGrath’s campaign was endorsed by VoteVets, America’s largest progressive Veterans group. 






About Deb McGrath


Born and raised in western Wisconsin, Deb McGrath is a former Army Captain, CIA officer, and working mother of three children. She and her husband, Colonel Kevin McGrath (U.S. Army, Retired), raised their three children with an emphasis on public and community service. Deb’s father is the late Democratic Congressman Al Baldus and her mother, Lolly, served in education for over 20 years. Both of her parents came from farm families. Deb grew up listening to the concerns of those in her community.


Deb McGrath served 25 years in national security positions requiring non-partisan strategies for mission accomplishment. McGrath will fight for issues that keep America strong: affordable and accessible healthcare, economic opportunity, smart infrastructure investments, strong voting rights, and respect for human dignity. She will advocate to bring broadband to all communities in Wisconsin, as this is critical for the economic success of families, small businesses, and farms. Deb is a rational thinker who will tackle these issues with common sense and collaboration. 


While in the U.S. Army, Deb McGrath served on the demilitarized zone in Korea and at several U.S. military bases. In the CIA, her assignments included Southeast and South Asia, West Africa, the former Soviet Union, and Central Europe, including two combat zones. She was awarded parachutist wings, the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, and the CIA Career Medal, among several other awards. 


WI-03 is a competitive seat that may determine the partisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022. The current Congressman, Democrat Ron Kind, won the district by 3 points in 2020.