He said he is running because he wants "the common people finally to have a voice in what goes on in this great state," according to a news release from his campaign.
"Legislation is being written by outside forces that have been extremely detrimental to Wisconsin and the majority of people," Prestia said in the release.
Prestia is a retired regional sales manager in the food industry. As manager, he oversaw a 13-state region where he trained staff and negotiated marketing contracts, according to the release.
He is the past president of his homeowner’s association and has been involved on the boards of several charitable groups, according to the release. Loudenbeck was first elected in 2010.