I am proud to have the honor of representing the residents of Northeast Wisconsin in the State Assembly. While doing so, I have put your needs ahead of those of government. I have worked to promote economic growth, invest in our children’s future, and protected our seniors.
This legislative session was more challenging than my first. As a member of the minority my influence was diminished. This however did not stop me from working to extend SeniorCare for the elderly. I was also able to pass bills into law to increase the amount of donated prescriptions available for patients in need. I also saw Assembly passage of a proposal of mine to reduce the regulatory burden on our state’s small employers.
However, there still remains much to do. Unemployment in Wisconsin is unacceptably high and our state’s finances continue to be in a shambles. Billions in new taxes and excessive government spending in the last state budget has contributed to our current economic and fiscal hardship. I opposed these taxes and the ideology currently prevailing in Madison that government comes first before the families of our state.
We can change this together and chart a new path to economic prosperity and job growth once again. Wisconsin is looking for leadership that will move our state in the right direction. I remain focused on strengthening our economy by controlling government spending, lowering taxes, making health care more affordable, and promoting affordable energy independence.
I share the hard working values and common sense thinking of the residents of Northeast Wisconsin.
These are the characteristics that have and will once again make our state strong.