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Robin Vos Named Speaker of the Assembly

Rep. Robin Vos, R-Rochester, was named Speaker of the Assembly Tuesday.

State Assembly Republicans unanimously voted Tuesday to name Rep. Robin Vos Speaker of the Assembly.

Vos is the Republican representative for the 63rd Assembly District, which includes most of Mount Pleasant, all of Sturtevant and even little pieces of Caledonia and the City of Racine. He won re-election on Nov. 6 after facing Democratic challenger Kelley Albrecht from Burlington.

State Republicans regained the majority in the Senate and retained their majority in the Assembly after the November elections. Sen. John Lehman's win in the recall against former Sen. Van Wanggaard tipped the scales in the Democrats' favor for just about three months, but it mostly symbolic since the Legislature wasn't in session.

According to a press release from his office, Vos has a list of issues he plans to address as speaker including a new mining bill, income tax relief across the board, education reform that addresses rewarding teachers for a doing a good job, and a top-down review of all rules and regulations.

"We must eliminate burdensome regulations that impede business growth,” he said in the statement.  “We’re at a crucial time in our state.  We must continue moving our economy in the right direction.”

Vos is finishing up some work as one of the co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance. He is the 75th Speaker of the Assembly and the second from Racine County.

James R Hoffa November 14, 2012 at 04:29 AM
@T.R. - Is your comment indicative of the big government mentality of the liberal/leftists/Democrats that Hoffa has heard so much about? Hoffa didn't realize that it was the state government's responsibility to "give us pointers as to how to get a head (sic) while not owning your own biz and maybe some tips on how to keep your marriage together" - very interesting! Where exactly are those duties expressed in the state Constitution - a direct citation would be much appreciated!
James R Hoffa November 14, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Albrecht, like Zerban, brought nothing of her own to the table and based her entire campaign on little more than attacking her political opponent - she was a truly horrible candidate. Both Zerban and Albrecht were big losers last week - can anyone honestly say that they're surprised by this? Vos has established himself as a visionary and true leader in the Assembly. He has a solid and consistent record of doing that which is right for all Wisconsinites. Vos' unanimous nomination to the roll of speaker is wholly reflective of these sentiments and was well earned. Congrats Robin - now let's get that state tax code reformed!
Richard Head November 14, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Men don't care about other men's affairs - unless it's with their wife, or they are beta white knight manginas or less. Ruined the marriage? NO. Either the marriage was already ruined, or it was just some on the side. That's the world of the alpha male. Just remember that women are hypergameous by nature and it's natural that they would want to steal a high value male from another woman - that's what they do. It's their nature. The City of and County of Racine is full of Politicians who have private business interests while filling a political office - and your point is???? Maybe you should get a clue and take some pointers from Robin - learn how to be a man.
annhope November 14, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Congratulations, Rep. Vos! We're lucky to have you.
Edward Willing November 14, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I was honestly shocked at how badly put-together Albrecht's campaign was. I attended the Patch debate and she was so bad, everyone started playing with their smart phones when she was talking. It was hard to follow a coherent point. And every time, she would start accusing him of outlandish things that aren't even possible while swaying her head back and forth. It was SO WEIRD. The Dems have no one better. And that makes me feel even better. :)

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