For Immediate Release
November 13, 2017
Contact: Aaron Collins, 608-237-9154
MADISON – Today, members of the Assembly Democratic Caucus held leadership elections for the 2019-2020 legislative session. Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement following his re-election as Assembly Democratic Leader:
“I am honored to be re-elected as Assembly Democratic Leader. Together, our caucus has made progress in advancing the issues facing our state and holding the Republicans in power accountable. Assembly Democrats look forward to working toward policy solutions that reflect our shared Wisconsin values in the upcoming legislative session.
“Our work in the Assembly in creating a proactive message on opportunity in Wisconsin and highlighting the disastrous decisions of the last eight years played a direct role in the election of Tony Evers. Now we have the opportunity to create a new chapter for Wisconsin. As Democrats, we have always been shaped by our belief in public education, strong transportation infrastructure, and affordable health care. As leader, I will continue to work each day uphold these values and a better vision for Wisconsin.”
In addition to unanimously electing Rep. Hintz as Assembly Democratic Leader, the following representatives were elected to Democratic leadership posts: Assistant Leader Rep. Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton), Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit), Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska), Secretary Rep. Beth Meyers (D-Bayfield), and Sergeant at Arms Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee).