Rep. Don Vruwink (608) 449-5121

I would like to announce that I am going to run for re-election in the 43rd Assembly district, representing Whitewater, Milton, Edgerton, Footville, part of Oregon, and surrounding townships.

The first 16 months of my term have flown, by and during this period I have tried to respond to every email, letter and phone call that I have received. Being able to work for the people of the 43rd Assembly District has truly been an honor.

During my first term, I introduced several bills, including two bills to help veterans and four bills to expand our broadband infrastructure. I introduced a bill to assist small farms in starting or expanding agricultural diversity; a property tax freeze for low-income retirees; and a lifetime fishing license bill that passed the Assembly.

Looking forward, I will continue to work on gaining support for these bills, as well as new legislation.

In the coming weeks, I will hold five listening sessions in my district to follow up on the six I held when I was first elected. Also in my first term, I held a small business forum and a “State of Our Roads” forum, and participated in farm visits in four Assembly districts, including my own.

I have spent many days visiting people at their homes in Rock, Walworth, Jefferson, and Dane counties.

My priorities moving forward will be to find a long-term sustainable funding solution for our transportation infrastructure, a fair funding formula for our public schools, and a vision for Wisconsin that includes long-term success for all of our 72 counties and not just a selected few.

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