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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             January 7, 2013

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Schraa Sworn in as 53rd District Representative
(Madison, WI) – At a state Capitol ceremony in Madison, state Representative Michael Schraa (R – Town of Algoma) was officially sworn in as the new representative for the 53rd Assembly District today.  Schraa replaces outgoing state Rep. Richard “Dick” Spanbauer, who did not run for re-election.
“I’m honored to swear an oath to the people of the 53rd district that I will, first and foremost, fight to uphold the Wisconsin and U.S. Constitutions,” said Schraa.  “My first legislative priority will be to help our Wisconsin businesses expand and create jobs, and step one is reforming the outdated iron mining regulations.”
“Reforming the mining laws in Wisconsin will help businesses of all sizes, as the economic impact of a new mine in Wisconsin will spread to all corners of the state,” added Schraa.
Last week, incoming Speaker Robin Vos joined Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder in announcing their intention to make mining reform the first and top priority as the 2013 legislative session begins.
Schraa also announced the location of his legislative office, Room 22 West in the state Capitol, which is on the ground floor of the West wing in the capitol.  All guests are invited to stop by his office at any time to speak with Rep. Schraa, with no scheduling needed.
Schraa also announced his legislative telephone numbers and email addresses.  Constituents may call Schraa’s legislative office at (608) 267-7990 or toll-free at (888) 534-0053, and they may email him at
Schraa previously announced his 2013 committee assignments, which include serving as the Vice Chair for the Assembly Corrections Committee, and as a member of the Assembly Small Business Development Committee, the Assembly Children and Families Committee, and the Assembly Rural Affairs Committee.
Rep. Schraa serves the 53rd Assembly District, which is comprised of 17 villages and towns, and three cities.  The northern area covers the Town of Oshkosh and several wards in the City of Oshkosh, west from the Town of Algoma to Omro and south covering the City of Waupun and the Village of North Fond du Lac.