FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2014
Contact: Rep. Steineke: 608-266-2418
Representative Jim Steineke Elected Assembly Majority Leader
Steineke honored to serve GOP caucus and help build a better Wisconsin
Madison . . . Representative Jim Steineke (R – Kaukauna) has been elected to serve as Majority Leader for the 102nd Wisconsin State Legislature.
“I am honored to serve my fellow colleagues as majority leader, and I appreciate the confidence that they have placed in me,” Rep. Steineke said. “This new position is an incredible opportunity to lead a Republican caucus that is the largest it’s been since 1957. It’s an exciting time for our caucus and our state as we head into a session filled with new challenges and many opportunities.”
As Assembly Majority Leader, Rep. Steineke will be the floor leader during legislative session days, coordinating the action on bills and amendments. He will work with the Republican leadership team to execute decisions and maintain an organized and productive caucus.
“It has been an extremely successful four years in Wisconsin as we worked to make government more efficient and frugal,” Rep. Steineke continued. “It’s critical to the success of our state that we stay the course. Assembly Republicans have already introduced 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 Caucus wants an even better business climate, a more efficient government and successful schools. Our goals are big, but I know we can accomplish them.”
Rep. Steineke was born and raised in Wisconsin. He is a member of the Wisconsin Realtors Association and the Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin. He has been active in local government, serving as Vandenbroek Town Supervisor and Chairman and also serving as Outagamie County Supervisor. Rep. Steineke was elected to the 5th Assembly District in 2010. In 2012, he was elected to serve as Assistant Majority Leader. Jim and his wife Heather live in Kaukauna where they raise their three children.