October 6, 2017

Volume 3 Issue 22


State Representative Janel Brandtjen

Remembering Bob Gannon

I enjoy my work here in the State Capitol, representing the good people of the 22nd Assembly District. I represent people who, for the most part, lean conservative. It is no secret that Waukesha and Washington Counties are among the most conservative in the country. Most everyone here in the legislature is extremely personable and tremendously passionate about what they do. It is also very easy to become preoccupied with making friends and going along with the "group think", so to speak. A solid conservative can quickly feel outnumbered or alone. Very few people have the courage to stand up and be counted, even when your principles and faith required such action. Bob Gannon always stood up.

Bob Gannon was a husband, a father, and a friend. As a hard working man of faith, he had the charm and personality to "give it to you straight" and still be just a kind-hearted, gentile soul. His passion and principle along with his work ethic was a recipe for success.  He will be dearly missed. 

          Wisconsin: Reforms Help Move Welfare to Work

Malcolm Forbes pointed out that diamonds are just hunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. Indeed gaining meaningful employment is the difference between living and existing. I firmly believe that everyone who is willing to apply themselves can enjoy the freedom that economic independence brings to the human soul. I also believe that the United States, under the leadership of President Trump, is in the beginning stages of a rather large economic explosion, and Wisconsin, under the leadership of Governor Walker, is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the upcoming opportunities. Wisconsin's welfare reform is working and, according to a study by the Maclver Institute, over 20,000 people in Wisconsin have moved from welfare to work. Read the report here. Providing a pathway to the workforce is the best social program, period. 

The 2017 - 2018  Blue Books are Here

Every biennium, the State of Wisconsin issues a "Blue Book" that contains a variety of information regarding the State of Wisconsin including information on all the elected officials and statistics that make Wisconsin a great place to live. You will find information on agriculture, businesses, exports, and population demographics. Each legislator gets a sizeable quantity for their constituents. For those of you in the 22nd Assembly District, e-mail your name and address to rep.brandtjen@legis.wi.gov or call 608-267-2367 if you wish to receive a book. For those of you outside the district contact your State Representative or Senator and they will be more than happy to send you a book.      

God Bless Wisconsin!




RIP - Bob Gannon 1959 - 2017













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