(MADISON) – State Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) has been appointed to three committees for the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Senator Schachtner will serve as the ranking Democratic member of the Committee on Local Government, Small Business, Tourism, and Workforce Development. Additionally, Senator Schachtner will serve as a member of the Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, and Children and Families and the Committee on Education.

“I am excited to work on crucial issues facing western Wisconsin,” said Senator Patty Schachtner. “Education, tourism, and workforce development are all interconnected. I am ready to bring our region’s perspective and my experience to the discussion table.”

Senator Schachtner, a lifelong western Wisconsin resident, previously served as a school board member, town supervisor, and director of a local chamber of commerce. Since being sworn-in in February 2018, she has visited 16 of the senate district’s 19 school districts and met with key faculty and staff at UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and WITC-New Richmond. Senator Schachtner has also visited numerous local businesses, chambers of commerce, and county economic development corporations.

“These committee appointments will allow me to share what working people have told me they want from their state government. I look forward to advocating on behalf of our region’s working families, children, and small business owners.”