Fair Maps Update

Bipartisan bills like the Fair Maps Bill that are supported by a majority of Wisconsin voters deserve a public hearing!  As co-authors of AB-395 and SB-389, Senator Jeff Smith and I, along with our colleagues on the respective committees, called for a public hearing on this vital legislation.

I-43 Presentation in Mequon on August 10th

Mark your calendar for a Wisconsin Department of Transportation presentation on Interstate 43 construction plans at Mequon City Hall on Tuesday, August 10 at 7:30.  Click here for details on all current DOT projects in our area.

Around the Capitol

Summer has brought a lot of sun to the Capitol, and I'd like to shed some of that light on our election process. Last week, I attended a press conference with my colleagues to introduce the 2021-2022 Campaign Integrity Act. The package aims to place limits on campaign contributions, closes loopholes, and increases transparency. I co-authored LRB 4224, the “Contribution Sunshine Act,” which requires individual donors to report their place of employment should they choose to contribute more than $100. Much like the Fair Maps Bill, these acts restore the power to the voters, not lawyers, politicians, or corporations. I was also happy to meet students who spent a day at the Capitol learning about the legislative process as part of a leadership camp.

NAACP 31st Annual Freedom Fund Celebration

It was an honor to celebrate the accomplishments of the Ozaukee County branch of the NAACP at their 31st annual Freedom Fund Dinner.  This year's theme, "RISE UP!" resonates as our communities emerge from the pandemic, and we continue the work of equity and justice together.  Congratulations to President Janette Braverman and her talented team for all of their hard work to create such a meaningful evening.

Around the District

I have been enjoying each and every opportunity to connect with constituents this summer.  I was proud to recognize the accomplishments of Eagle Scout Ronnie Match of Thiensville, and to celebrate our first responders at the National Night Out event in Grafton.  The Ozaukee County Fair provided a venue for great conversations and delicious cheese curds!  I learned a lot from constituent Jessica Benson and her colleagues from the carpenters union when I toured the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Training Center in Pewaukee.  I appreciated the invitation from the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club to talk with their members about redistricting and fair maps!  I value each of these visits, and I encourage you to contact our office if you would like me to attend an upcoming meeting or event.

Office Hours

Meeting with constituents is the best and most important part of my job. We hold weekly office hours at small businesses throughout the 23rd district to give you an opportunity to meet in person and discuss issues important to you with your elected representative. Click here to reserve your appointment on Friday mornings between 9:00 am--12:00 pm. If you prefer we can also schedule a phone call or Zoom. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • August 13 at Fiddleheads Coffee Thiensville
  • August 20 at the City Market Café in Whitefish Bay

Growing Case Activity and Circulation of Delta Variant Prompt Updated CDC Guidance

DHS supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s updated guidance, which recommends that all unvaccinated people receive a vaccine as soon as possible and that everyone in areas with substantial and high transmission, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings.

We are seeing a steady increase of COVID-19 cases here in Wisconsin, as indicated by our rising seven-day average. This increase is driven by the highly infectious Delta variant, which is now widespread in all parts of Wisconsin, as it is across the country. As the spread increases, so does the risk of new, and potentially more dangerous, variants developing. That is why we are urging all Wisconsinites follow current best health practices for stopping the spread of COVID.

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