I would like to express my gratitude to the citizens of the 63rd Assembly District for re-electing me to the Wisconsin State Assembly. I am honored and humbled that you put your trust in me to serve as your representative for two more years.
I will deliver on my promise to stand up for taxpayers and continue to reform state government. I will work hard to eliminate burdensome regulations that stand in the way of small business growth.
I will work to bring more private sector jobs to Racine County. Also, I will look for ways to continue to reform our schools to ensure every child gets a quality education.
I am also here to help you and your family if you have any questions or concerns with a state issue. Please give my office a call at (888) 534-0063 or e-mail me at Rep.Vos@legis.wi.gov. I respond to every e-mail and try to call back each constituent who calls my office.
Another way to keep informed is to subscribe to my legislative weekly E-Updates to learn about issues being discussed by the state Legislature. You can sign up for at www.repvos.com. I also provide updates on state issues on Facebook or Twitter.
Again, thank you for your continued support.
Representative Robin Vos
63rd Assembly District
Rep. Robin Vos was awarded with the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) Working for Wisconsin Award. WMC officials recently presented Rep. Vos with the award at Quad/Graphics Inc. in Burlington.
Rep. Vos was noted for his votes for business and improving the state’s business climate. According to the WMC scorecard, Rep. Vos voted 100 percent to support job-creating legislation.
In the WMC news release the WMC President/CEO Kurt Bauer said, “Representative Vos demonstrated courage and vision in voting for job creation.” This past session was called the most pro-job legislature in modern state history.
WMC represents 3,500 companies that employ 500,000 workers.
The Volunteers for Agriculture (VFA) Committee has announced its endorsement for Rep. Robin Vos for the 63rd Assembly District.
The following was included in the press release regarding the endorsement:
“Representative Vos understands the importance of agriculture to Wisconsin’s economy,” said Paul Zimmerman, Executive Director of Governmental Relations for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. “As chair of the Joint Finance Committee, Representative Vos ensured the fees paid by farmers were not raided for other purposes. Further Representative Vos supported legislation to encourage growth of Wisconsin’s dairy and livestock industry, allow contributions to health savings accounts to be tax deductible, and reform of the state’s wetland regulations.”
Rep. Vos is proud to have received the endorsement from the political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Association.
Rep. Robin Vos’ list of endorsements continues to grow. Rep. Vos has gained support from two large organizations in the state of Wisconsin.
Terry Harvath, Senior Vice President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin recently notified Rep. Vos about the organization’s endorsement. The Tavern League of Wisconsin is comprised of more than 5000 small business owners across the state.
The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund also announced its endorsement of Rep. Vos in his re-election bid. The NRA also gave the representative an “A” rating for being a solid pro-gun/pro-hunting candidate who is an advocate for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce has named Rep. Robin Vos a “Champion of Commerce” for the 2011-2012 legislative session. The designation is given to lawmakers who score 80% or higher on its legislative scorecard.
“The 2011-2012 session was one of historic achievement for the people of Wisconsin and our member businesses,” said Steve Baas, Vice President of Government Affairs. Bass thanked Rep. Vos for his oustanding leadership and hard work to keep Wisconsin’s economy strong and competitive.
The National Federation of Independent Business has awarded Rep. Robin Vos the 2011-2012 Guardian of Small Business Award. Rep. Vos was selected on behalf of the NFIB’s 12,000 small business owners from around the state. It honors Rep. Vos for his outstanding leadership and voting record in support of issues important to the small business community.
The NFIB is the leading small business association. It represents small and independent businesses. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943. Its mission is to promote and protect the right to own, operate and grow small businesses.
The American Conservative Union has awarded Rep. Robin Vos the Defender of Liberty award for 2012. The award is given for 100 percent support of conservative principals.
“I am proud to have received this special recognition, said Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester). “I will continue to uphold the conservative principles of limited government and free markets.”
This is the first-ever ranking of the Wisconsin State Legislature by the American Conservative Union.
It is such an honor when a group of citizens announce their support for my campaign. I recently received endorsements from two statewide groups. Pro-Life Wisconsin announced its support for my reelection campaign. In its press release, the group stated, “Pro-Life Wisconsin supports candidates for public office who demonstrate a commitment to protect each and every innocent human life.”
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association also announced its endorsement for my reelection. The association stated, “Rep. Vos knows what it takes to grow a business and create jobs.” As an owner of a variety of businesses, this is a great compliment and I’m proud to have the support of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association.
It became clear last week that people are frustrated that there have been 15 attempts in less than a year to recall a state official. Many people are even suggesting recall fatigue played a role in the outcomes of the last recall election. I am once again pushing for recall reform. I know voters have had enough and taxpayers are fed up with the hefty price tag of $20 million for this season of recall elections. Below is a link to a column that Majority Leader Scott Suder and I wrote about recall reform efforts.
It’s been a great week for the future of Wisconsin. With the recall elections behind us, we can move the state forward without any distractions. Of course, our focus will continue to be bringing jobs to our state.
We have made progress in the last year and half. Our state economy has greatly improved. Below is a link to the final weekly radio address that I did for Governor Walker before the recall election. It outlines our accomplishments in the past year. We all can be proud that we’re moving Wisconsin in the right direction!