I have made some recent changes to my website, so please feel free to explore. I hope you find it to be informative and helpful.
As your State Senator, I represent all of Kenosha County as well as the town and city of Burlington in Racine County. Having been born and raised in this district, I strongly believe that the most important part of my job is serving you, my constituents.
In the Legislature, I have worked hard over the past 13 years on numerous initiatives. As a fiscal conservative, I try
to cut spending in many different areas, and led the charge to reduce income taxes by indexing the income tax brackets to the rate of inflation.
As your State Senator, I have worked on many important initiatives like SeniorCare, a prescription drug benefit for Wisconsin seniors to reduce the costs of their lifesaving prescription drugs, and the Home Owners Property Tax Exemption (HOPE) which can reduce the average property tax bill by over $500.
During the budget cycle we were able to preserve our commitments to education, cut social security taxes on seniors while protecting our natural resources, and continue focusing on growing our economy.
As this legislative session continues I hope we refocus and discuss issues that really matter; the issues we discuss while sitting around our kitchen tables. We need to concentrate on reducing property taxes, expanding health care coverage while preserving the levels of service we have come to expect from our government.
Thanks again for visiting, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Senator Robert Wirch
Senate District 22
September, 05 2013
Wirch Applauds Bipartisan Support for Casino Project
“This project is important to the people of Kenosha and Racine, and this is clear by the bipartisan support that it has received. Representatives Kerkman and Weatherston and County Executive Ladwig recognize that the casino project represents the free enterprise system at its best…" READ MORE >
June, 25 2013
Wirch Calls for Veto of Bail Bond Budget Provision
State Senator Bob Wirch (D-Somers) today joined fifty-two other state legislators in sending a letter to Governor Walker requesting that he use his line-item veto to remove a provision in the budget bill that would allow for private bail bondsmen to operate in Wisconsin. READ MORE >
April, 10 2013
Wirch Co-Sponsors Independent Redistricting Plan
Madison-Senator Bob Wirch (D-Somers) announced today that he will again co-sponsor legislation to revise the methods of legislative and congressional redistricting in the State of Wisconsin. READ MORE >