Madison, Wis. — Jim Bender has been retained by the Institute for Reforming Government to lead its government affairs efforts. In addition to his other activities, Bender, former President of School Choice Wisconsin and staffer for Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, will represent IRG in the Capitol.

“We are thrilled to have Jim Bender join the IRG team,” said C.J. Szafir, president of IRG. “Jim’s expertise in education reform with his relationships at the State Capitol will help advance conservative policies that impact the entire state of Wisconsin.”

“IRG presents a unique opportunity to merge state government and education reform policies,” said Jim Bender, president of Bender Consulting. “I look forward to working alongside the IRG team develop free market policies and conservative reforms that help all Wisconsin families.”

Jim Bender, president of Bender Consulting, was President of SCW for a decade. Bender worked in numerous policy areas while on staff in the Capitol and was also involved in media relations for both government and elections.

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