Senator-elect Bewley Announces Committee Assignments
Committees Will Deal With Issues Vital To The Economic Health Of The 25th Senate District

Madison – Senator-elect Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) announced that she has been appointed to serve on the Senate Committee on Insurance, Housing & Trade, the Senate Committee on Universities & Technical Colleges, the Senate Committee on Education, and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee during the 2015-2016 Legislative Session. 

“I’m honored to serve on these important committees.  I look forward to working with my fellow committee members from both sides of the aisle to push for legislation that will improve the lives of all our constituents.  The issues these committees will face are vital to the economic health of the 25th Senate District. 

“As the new State Senator representing Northwestern Wisconsin, I know we face challenges.  We need to ensure that UW Superior has the resources to continue serving as the gateway of opportunity for students in northern Wisconsin and an economic engine for the entire area.  We need to find a fairer way to fund K-12 education to relieve the pressure on our rural schools, especially those facing declining enrollment.  And we need to do a better job of supporting small business, the backbone of Northern Wisconsin’s economy. 

“That is one of the reasons I am so excited to serve on the Senate Committee on Insurance, Housing & Trade.  As a member of that committee, I can put my experience with the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to good use.  WHEDA has a 40 plus year history of successful investment in Wisconsin economic development, agriculture and housing initiatives.  By bringing together lenders, developers, local government officials, nonprofits and community groups WHEDA can be an engine for economic development in hard pressed parts of the state, including the 25th Senate District.”

Bewley is finishing up her second term in the State Assembly.  During the 2013-2014 Session, Bewley served on the Assembly Committees on Colleges and Universities and the Assembly Committee on Housing and Real Estate.