In the midst of the holiday season, I was informed of my Assembly committee appointments for the 2019-2020 legislative session, and I couldn’t be more thrilled and eager to continue this important work that often goes unnoticed.
In addition to serving as the chairman of the Assembly Committee on the Environment, I will also continue my crucial role as vice chairman of the Committee on Education. Furthermore, I also look forward to serving as a member of the committees on Agriculture, Financial Institutions and Tourism.
The critical legislation that will come out of these committees will surely have a lasting impact on the 1st Assembly District and Wisconsin as a whole, and I vow to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure we are able to find meaningful solutions that will improve our great state and help make all of our lives better.
Many of you already know, but the position of Environment Committee chairman is especially important to me not just because we live in the most beautiful area of the state, but because we have a responsibility to preserve that beauty for future generations. Our health and continued success as a community is dependent on how seriously we take that responsibility. I believe it’s vital that we do whatever we can to protect our clean ground and surface water. It’s a resource that will be extremely difficult to get back once it’s gone.
As a father of three and a former school board president, I am also particularly excited to continue to serve as vice chairman of the Assembly Committee on Education. We have made great strides over the years in improving educational opportunities for our children, but so much more needs to be done. Whether it be upgrading school safety measures or revising the state’s complex school funding formula, I am strongly committed to giving our students and future workforce the tools they need to learn and succeed.
If you would like to watch these committee meetings in the comfort of your own home, most are recorded live on Wisconsin Eye and can be viewed at http://www.wiseye.org/Live. You can also contact my office with any questions.
~From Kitchens e-newsletter