Statement on Election as Senate Assistant Minority Leader

I am humbled and honored by the support from my colleagues. It is a privilege to follow Dave Hansen’s lead in this position. Working with our team, I will continue to fight for the people of northern and rural Wisconsin. As Democrats, we are committed to helping working families. We will stand up for the priorities we all share: good jobs, good roads and good schools. As someone who represents the largest Senate District, from sand barrens and trout streams to the Lake Superior shoreline, from forestlands to lumber mills, I am acutely aware of our responsibility to grow the economy for all Wisconsinites in a way respects our natural resources. I look forward to adding this perspective to our leadership team.