FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        
January 17, 2020
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
(608) 266-2401

Local Educational Leader to be Named Assembly ‘Hometown Hero’

MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize John Matthews from Fitchburg, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session on January 21st.

Matthews, who was nominated by his State Representative, Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), served as the director of Madison Teachers Inc. for 48 years, earning the respect and esteem of many educators and administrators in the Madison area. During his tenure, Matthews was known to be a staunch ally for teachers of all backgrounds.

“Knowing that education plays an incredibly vital role in the success of our kids, I am proud to recognize John’s many years of service to educators in the Madison area,” said Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), who selected Matthews for the award. “His legacy and commitment to his community deserve our commendation.”

The Wisconsin State Assembly sees giving back to the community as one of the most valuable characteristics one can have. The Assembly Hometown Heroes program seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who give of themselves to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of those around them. Hometown Hero Award winners are invited and introduced as a special guest at an Assembly floor session and given the opportunity to speak.