Assembly Republicans Working for a Better Wisconsin

Elections are an opportunity for voters to send a message to their elected representatives. The message that voters gave to their state representatives on November 4th was one of resounding approval.

I am honored to be able to work with the Speaker to lead the largest Republican Assembly majority since 1957, including 18 new members. As Assembly Majority Leader for the 102nd State Legislature, I will work tirelessly to promote a frugal and efficient state government that keeps the taxpayers’ interests at its core while continuing to provide a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens.

For two consecutive sessions, the Wisconsin State Assembly has worked to create a better Wisconsin - a state that lets its residents keep more of their hard-earned money; a state that partners with businesses to help create more jobs; a state that strengthens its public educational system while offering a variety of education options for all students; and a state that empowers individuals to achieve their dreams by encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. Four years ago, Assembly Republicans had a vision of a more prosperous Wisconsin for everyone, and each year we have gotten closer to our goals.

The 102nd Legislative Session is just weeks away and Assembly Republicans are ready to hit the ground running with a bold plan of action with our Forward Agenda. This agenda is a plan to build a stronger economy, build tomorrow’s workforce, improve the quality of life, and create a pathway to the American Dream. Just like people all across Wisconsin, the Republican Assembly team wants an even better business climate, a more streamlined government and successful schools.

All of our 18 freshman members bring new perspectives and ideas that will benefit the entire state. They have had successful careers in the private sector, and are ready to bring their real-world knowledge to the Capitol to enact policies that make sense for their districts and our state as a whole. Our caucus is ready to sit down and work with members of the Democrat caucus as well. We all know that the best ideas are neither republican nor democrat, and it is in everyone’s best interest when members of both political parties can come together, work out their differences and find common ground.

The first priority of all incoming and returning members is to reach out and serve every one of our constituents in whatever way we can. In districts throughout the state, our members will be working to include everyone in the discussions of how to move Wisconsin forward. Each office will be open and accessible, serving as advocates for any individual who needs support and help with state government matters.

Wisconsin’s change of course over the past four years has been remarkable. The results from November 4th are a clear indication that Wisconsin residents want our vision of a better Wisconsin to continue. We will be looking to each and every one of you for your input along the way. Your voice was heard on Election Day and it is critical that you continue to make your voice heard throughout the next two years.

On behalf of our entire caucus, thank you for the opportunity to represent you in Madison.