Contact: Rep. Goyke

July 17, 2018 608.266.0645

MADISON – The Wisconsin American Legion named Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) as the organization’s “Legislator of the Year” at their annual convention in Oshkosh. Rep. Goyke was recognized for his legislative accomplishments and advocacy on behalf of Wisconsin veterans and their families.

“I thank the Wisconsin American Legion and its members for this great honor,” said Rep. Goyke. “Throughout my tenure in the legislature I have been an advocate for veterans and their families working alongside veteran’s organizations, including the American Legion. I am humbled by this recognition.”

Since his election to the legislature, Rep. Goyke has authored and co-authored several pieces of legislation to benefit veterans that have become law including:

· The Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill – 2017 Wisconsin Act 121

· Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Parity – 2017 Wisconsin Act 122

· Green Alert for Missing Veterans – 2017 Wisconsin Act 175

· Veteran-Owned and Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Logotype – 2015 Wisconsin Act 384

“Wisconsin has a strong tradition of its citizens serving our nation in uniform and returning home to be leaders in their respective communities. On behalf of the State of Wisconsin and the residents of the 18th Assembly District I would like to thank all Wisconsin veterans for their honorable service and sacrifices. We are forever grateful.”

The 18th Assembly District is home to a vibrant and diverse veterans community with its proximity to the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, as well as additional vital service locations for veterans including Vets Place Central, Veterans Manor, and Troop Café.

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