• Thank You!
  • Capitol Christmas Tree Decorations
  • 63 Strong
  • Holiday Shopping Scams
  • Good Luck Hunters
  • Upcoming Events
Thank You!

In the Northwoods, we believe in getting things done, and that is once again my session goal. You elected me to keep finding solutions, and that remains true regardless of who is Governor.

It is a point of pride for me to say that over the last session, many of my bills have had strong bipartisan support - bills like Collin's Law, broadband expansion, and the Rural Wisconsin Initiative's packages have been ideas both sides could get behind.

Although our parties will have honest differences of opinion, if we go forward by looking for areas of agreement, I believe we can accomplish a great deal of good for everyone in this state. I am dedicated to working in good faith with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do what is best for Wisconsin. 

I am humbled and honored by the overwhelming support I received this year. Regardless of how you voted, we are all still neighbors and I am committed to sitting down with anyone who has a question or concern. My mission will continue to be to represent everyone in the 75th District honestly and proudly. 

Capitol Christmas Tree Decorations

This year's Capitol Christmas tree theme will be "America's Dairyland." The Governor is asking students, parents, and teachers to contribute handmade ornaments showing off our state's dairy industry. Suggested ornament size is 4-6 inches and made of non-breakable material. Ornaments should be mailed to the following address by Friday, November 23. Also, include the teacher's name and grade, school name, and address. If you want to share how ornament making is going, use #WICapitolTree and #Americas Dairyland on Facebook and Twitter.

Claire Franz
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Facilities Development & Management
17 West Main Street, Suite 119
Madison, WI 53703

63 Strong


This week I was back in Madison with my 62 other Republican colleagues to vote on our leadership team. I was privileged last session to serve as the Majority Caucus Vice Chair and I was honored to be re-elected to this role. It's important that our leadership team include views from all across the state, including the Northwoods, and I am proud to bring that viewpoint. Our decisions will help to set the tone in Madison. We hope to find ways to work together while standing strong on our principles. Other members of the leadership team include:

  • Speaker: Rep. Robin Vos (Rochester)
  • Speaker Pro Tempore: Rep. Tyler August (Lake Geneva)
  • Majority Leader: Rep. Jim Steineke (Kaukauna)
  • Assistant Majority Leader: Rep. Mary Felzkowski (Irma)
  • Majority Caucus Chair: Rep. Daniel Knodl (Germantown)
  • Majority Caucus Secretary: Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (Oak Creek)
  • Majority Caucus Sergeant at Arms: Rep. Samantha Kerkman (Salem)
Watch Out for Holiday Shopping Scams

Each year the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's Bureau of Consumer Protection has information papers on holiday-related issues. They can be found below:

Good Luck Hunters!
  • Hunt Wild Wisconsin: New for 2018, this free mobile app helps hunters create maps tailored to their hunt, find public hunting land, brush up on regulations, purchase licenses, register their harvest, and much more.
  • With the archery and crossbow deer hunting season well underway, and the gun hunt season starting this weekend, you can find tips on everything from dressing a deer to hunting on public land on the DNR's Wild Wisconsin website. Information on the current and upcoming deer seasons can also be found on the website by searching keyword "deer".
  • Wisconsin deer hunters are encouraged to have their harvested adult deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Hunters can find the nearest sampling station by accessing DNR's searchable list of registration stations.
  • Hunters can help families in need through the cooperative Deer Donation Program. Since its inception in 2000, the Deer Donation Program has resulted in 3.6 million pounds of venison being processed and distributed to food pantries across the state.
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