Statement: Rep. Joel Kleefisch Announcing Retirement
April 16, 2018
Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement on Rep Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) announcing that he will retire from the Wisconsin State Assembly.
“Wisconsin is losing one of its most effective and passionate legislators. His dedication to his constituents and bipartisanship should serve as a model for everyone in the legislature.
“Joel has been a leader on efforts to wipe out sex trafficking and the opioid epidemic. He made a significant impact in the areas of criminal justice reform and children and families, and was a voice for the tens of thousands of sportsmen and women throughout Wisconsin.
“Joel and I were sworn into the Assembly together in 2005. I’m grateful for his friendship and his years of service in the legislature. I wish him, Rebecca and their girls the very best.”