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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.jpgOn Tuesday of last week, I attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the City of Fond du Lac’s new police/fire training facility. It was fantastic!

Meeting with FdL District Attorney Eric Toney

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On Monday, I had a productive meeting with Senator Feyen and Fond du Lac County DA Eric Toney. Our discussion involved how we can help make Fond du Lac a more safe and just home for its citizens.

Testifying for AB 44 and AB 211

On Thursday, I testified in favor of bills AB 44 and AB 211 at a public hearing for the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. AB 44 would allow a public or private elementary or secondary school to install a barricade device on an interior door in the school building. AB 211 relates to records of certain offenses related to operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood alcohol concentration. I am hopeful that my testimonies will encourage each member of the committee to vote in favor of both bills.

First Responder of the Year

Speaker Vos is encouraging each office to identify a deserving person in their district for a First Responder of the Year recognition. Each district recipient will be invited to a Hometown Hero recognition during the October floor period as part of First Responders Appreciation Month. My office is accepting potential recipients until September 6. A person will be chosen by September 13. If you know someone that is worthy to be a potential recipient, please fill out the form on my website that is linked below.

Upcoming Holidays

  • Friday, August 23 – Buttered Corn Day
  • Saturday, August 24 – Shooting Star Day
  • Sunday, August 25 – National Banana Split Day
  • Monday, August 26 – Women's Equality Day
  • Tuesday, August 27 – Tarzan Day
  • Wednesday, August 28 – National Bow Tie Day
  • Thursday, August 29 – "According to Hoyle" Day

For more fun and out-there holidays, visit, a website created by a former Fond du Lac resident!

Today in History - August 23
  • 1541 – French explorer Jacques Cartier landed near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
  • 1839 – The British captured Hong Kong from China.
  • 1933 – Mahatma Gandhi was released from Indian jail following a hunger strike.
  • 1970 – Roberto Clemente compiled his record 2nd straight 5-hit game.
  • 2011 – Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi was overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces took control of the Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.