CONTACT: Rep. Joel Kitchens (920) 597-6434
Representative Joel Kitchens has received endorsements from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund in his re-election bid to represent the 1st Assembly District. These endorsements are in recognition of his leadership on conservation issues in the assembly, particularly those issues dealing with clean water.
“These are two of the most respected and effective conservation organizations in our state and I am honored to have their support”, Kitchens said. “There is no place in the state that is more dependent on our water resources than the 1st Assembly District. Our health, our economy and our way of life depend on clean water. Protecting our ground and surface water will always be the highest priority for me.”
During this legislative session, new rules for manure management specific to the Karst region of Northeast Wisconsin were implemented, along with the passage of Rep. Kitchens’ Clean Water Access Bill. Additionally, his budget amendment for funding for a Total Maximum Daily Load study of the rivers of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties was included in the budget and the study is now underway.
“My approach has always been to include all of the stakeholders in finding solutions to our water problems, including the agriculture and business communities”, Kitchens said. “We can achieve so much more by working together than we can by politicizing these issues.”