As an elected representative, I am here to serve you. Whether you are looking for more information on your state government; need help with a state agency; or want assistance scheduling a tour of the Capitol, I am here to help. Please feel free to reach out to my office anytime. Here are a few common ways that my office can be a resource:
We are so fortunate to have one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the entire country. Did you know that, despite being over 100 years old, most of the building still features original materials? I would encourage everyone to take a tour of our State Capitol Building; the tour guides are phenomenal and the information is fascinating.
Free tours are hosted year round, seven days a week. Tours depart from the Information Desk that is located in the Rotunda on the ground floor nearest to the East Wing. Monday through Saturday tours begin on the hour from 9AM-3PM, with the exception of 12PM (no formal tour is held at noon). Sunday tours are held at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day an additional 4:00pm tour is offered every day. Reservations are highly recommended for groups of 10 or more people. To set up a tour, please visit the capitol tours web page or call (608) 266-0382.
Also during the summer months, the sixth floor museum and observation deck are open to the public, which offers incredible views of the City of Madison. Generally, the museum and observation deck open in April and close in November, though exact opening & closing dates are subject to change.
Dealing with state agencies can be difficult and time-consuming; if you are having trouble, please don’t hesitate to contact my office. I would be happy to help put you in touch with the correct department; inquire about an ongoing case; or reach out on your behalf with questions. Another helpful tool is this directory of state agencies, which lists the services that each agency provides.
A little known fact about our state government is that it produces a wide variety of publications that are free to the general public. One of my personal favorites is the Wisconsin Blue Book, which has been published in Wisconsin since the 1870’s! It contains information on all things Wisconsin: the official flower, bird, herb, animal, etc. of Wisconsin; census data; information on elected officials; and so much more.
Another great publication is called “A Citizen’s Guide to Participation in the Wisconsin State Legislature”, which is among other written materials that aim to keep the public informed and involved in state government. Many of these are available in both an e-version and a paper version—I have linked to the web versions, but if you would like a physical copy, please reach out to my office.
Lastly, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism creates a series of guides with information on popular tourism destinations and attractions including Arts and Crafts Fairs, Spring/Summer Events, Lodging, Campgrounds, Golf Courses, State Parks, wineries, and more! These can be ordered or viewed online here.
In addition to these printed materials, flags are available for purchase through the Assembly Chief Clerk’s Office—both Wisconsin and United States flags are available. Flags can also be flown over the State Capitol Building on behalf of an individual or an event; these flags would be delivered with a certificate of recognition.
Another great way to have official state recognition of an individual or group is through a citation. The legislature regularly issues citations to individuals that earn the rank of Eagle Scout; have received the Girl Scout Gold Award; have served in the Armed Forces; and for other outstanding accomplishments. If you know someone that deserves a citation for a notable accomplishment, reach out to my office with details and we will arrange for a citation to be created and delivered.
There are many things not listed here that my office can help with—please reach out if we can be of assistance!