Thank You for
the Honor of Serving:
It has been a
privilege and an honor to serve the families of the 22nd
Assembly District. It has been a humbling experience as
a freshman legislator here in Madison but I have the
distinct honor of representing you the taxpayer, the
homeowner, the senior citizen on a fixed income and the
young couple trying to purchase their first home. It is
much easier to maneuver through rocky harbors of
lobbyists, journalists with their own agendas and fellow
legislators knowing that I represent people who aren't
fooled by 10 second sound bites and misleading newspaper
The people who
live in the 22nd Assembly district want less government,
less taxes, less spending and more freedom. They want an
honest, open and responsive government that treats every
hard earned tax dollar as if they earned it themselves.
Protecting the values that we all share is
responsibility that I cherish.
legislation passed by the assembly includes, Right to
Work, the repeal of the prevailing wage law, reforming
and eliminating the Government Accountability Board
(GAB) and elimination of the 48 hour waiting period for
handguns. Republicans added $200 million to K-12
education and froze tuition for our college students for
four years. We took significant steps to restore common
sense to property rights while our natural resources
remain protected. We reduced the amount of money Planned
Parenthood receives by millions of dollars and outlawed
abortion after 20 weeks.
The budget passed
at the beginning of the session provided a basis for
fiscal solvency for years to come. Bonding is at a 20
year low, property taxes are lower now than when
Governor Walker took office and Wisconsinís retirement
system is one of only two in the country that is fully
funded. Wisconsinís unemployment is approaching full
employment and even with modest economic growth we
should be able to put together a group of tax cuts that
will help make Wisconsin a great place to open a
business, raise a family and spend your retirement
I wanted to take
some time to point out that although we did not achieve
everything we wanted this session we did take some
strides towards building a better Wisconsin.
A Few Things
Remain on the "To-Do" List:
disappointment was not getting AB 305 passed. The
bill would have ended the practice of selling aborted
baby parts to college research centers. All of the
medical advancements involving stem cells have come from
adult cells. I've listed some other missed opportunities
below. The list is not a complete list.
minimum mark-up law.
Conceal and Carry to school property, allowing
parents who carry to pick their kids up.
Conceal and Carry to college campuses. The
students remain at risk.
road funding formula to avoid costly federal
Sanctuary Cities bill that would protect law abiding
citizens from violent criminals.
These issues will
serve as a nice starting point for next session. Once
again it has been a pleasure to serve as your
representative here in Madison.
God Bless Wisconsin!
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