MADISON – Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc. announced today that Rep. Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) will be named a 2018 Property Taxpayer Champion in recognition of his work on behalf of the taxpayers of the state.

“Rep. Stafsholt has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of Wisconsin to defend property rights, alleviate debt for students entering the Wisconsin workforce, and protect the state’s sporting heritage,” said John Jacobson, WPT’s government and member relations director. “Rep. Stafsholt’s farming and small business backgrounds also give him a unique insight into the challenges facing our rural communities today, and he has used that experience to the benefit of the entire state. We are very happy to name him a 2018 Property Taxpayer Champion.”

In the 2017-2018 legislative session, Rep. Stafsholt authored eminent domain reform provisions in the state budget, authored legislation to provide tax relief to students participating in apprenticeship programs, and legislation that expanded the state’s hunting mentorship program. He also voted to keep property taxes lower in 2018 than they were in 2010 and to eliminate the state-levied property tax, saving families $90 million annually.

“As a first term legislator I just did what I thought was right for the people I represent,” Stafsholt said. “I am honored that Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc. would give me this award for my accomplishments.  I plan to continue to stand up for the taxpayers of Wisconsin next session. Thank you very much for this recognition.”

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