January 16, 2009
Harsdorf Appointed to Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Higher Education
State Capitol, Madison...State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R – River Falls) has been appointed to serve as the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education. Additionally, Harsdorf will serve on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Utilities, and Rail.
“Agriculture and higher education are vital interests to residents of the10th Senate District,” said Harsdorf. “With two university campuses and two technical colleges in the district, the role of higher education in our region’s economy is significant. The same goes for agriculture, the state’s largest economic generator.”
Senate Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald commented that Harsdorf will be a strong asset on the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education. Harsdorf also served on this committee last session.
"Senator Harsdorf has proven herself to be one of the state's true leaders on higher education and agricultural issues,” said Fitzgerald. “She recognizes the vital role of the UW System in our economy and will be a strong voice as we plan the future of higher education in our state. She's a tireless advocate for Wisconsin's farmers and will serve them well on this important committee."
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Utilities, and Rail will deal with a variety of issues critical to Wisconsin’s infrastructure and economic development.
“I look forward to continue working with my colleagues to build a better Wisconsin for job providers and working families,” said Harsdorf.
Residents are encouraged to contact her with input as it relates these committees. She can be reached by calling 1-800-862-1092 or via email at Sen.Harsdorf@legis.wisconsin.gov.