I will vacate my seat on the NRB effective December 30, 2022
It has been my honor to serve as a member of the board since 2015. I would like to thank Governor Scott Walker for appointing me and the Wisconsin state senate for confirming my nomination years ago. They put their trust in me and gave me the ability to contribute to the process, ask questions and vote on many areas that affect our citizens, state wildlife and resources.
I have always said I will vacate my seat when the Senate confirms my replacement or when I choose to do so. Unfortunately, it took the Supreme Court to confirm my decision to stay on at great expense for the taxpayer and an immense personal price. The current administration ignored and continues to ignore this process in many actions they have done over the last 2 years. Statues, which are laws developed by our elected officials, are the way our government should operate. This administration has gone rogue on many decisions and that do no one any good. The NRB is an important statutory step in the process and should be respected and followed.
It is time for the state legislators to act on Governor Evers nomination as soon as practical and it is now time for me to move on.
I would like to thank the hard working professional staff of the DNR that worked with me to accomplish the work of the people . They are an amazing bunch that live their lives for the State of Wisconsin.