Speaker Robin Vos was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004 and is currently serving his fifth term as a state Representative. Robin is the 75th Speaker of the Assembly.
He has previously served as the chair of the powerful Joint Finance Committee, as well as serving on the Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy; Campaigns and Elections; Children and Families; Financial Institutions; Insurance, Labor, Medicaid Reform; Government Operations and Spending Limitations and the Joint Legislative Council.
Born in 1968, Robin is a lifelong Racine County resident, graduating from Burlington High School in 1986. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, where he served as a UW Board of Regents Student member from 1989 to 1991. Robin graduated with a BS in Political Science and a minor in Public Relations in 1991.
After college, Robin worked as a legislative assistant for Racine County state Representative Jim Ladwig. Robin also worked for Jim’s successor, his wife, state Representative Bonnie Ladwig. After Mark Neumann was elected to Congress, Robin served as the district director until 1996 when he purchased his first small business.
In 1996, he bought Rojos Popcorn in Burlington – a popcorn packaging company that he still operates today with the help of more than 20 employees. Robin also owns several other small businesses including the Union Grove Car Wash in Union Grove, Knights Popcorn in Milwaukee, and rental properties in Whitewater, WI.
While building his businesses, Robin never lost his passion for politics. He was elected as a Racine County Board Supervisor in 1994. He served on the board until 2004 when he was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly.