MADISON, WI – The Assembly Democratic Caucus announced the 2023-2024 biennial committee assignments today. Among member assignments on the committees on Workforce Development and Economic Opportunities and Jobs, Economy, and Small Business Development, Representative Kristina Shelton (D-Green Bay) will now lead the Democratic cohorts on the Committees on Education and Sporting Heritage as their ranking member. On the announcement, she shares:
“I am thrilled to take on these new roles for the 2023-2024 biennium. My team and I are ready to return to the State Assembly on January 3rd and get back to work on advancing our caucus’ shared priorities through the committee structure and in the legislature at-large.
“Having the opportunity to continue where I started in my first term on Jobs and the Economy and Sporting Heritage is an honor, and I’m looking forward to building momentum with leaders from around our state. The Wisconsin Economic Bill of Rights will serve as a framework for advancing economic security through critical investments and commitments to Wisconsin’s working families. The committees focused on workforce development, jobs and small business development will undoubtedly consider important pieces of legislation that will shape the future of workers for generations to come. Our goal must be to create an economy that works for everyone, rather than the few, and I will continue to advance that mission in these committees with my Democratic colleagues.
“The Committee on Education will be incredibly important in this upcoming cycle. I am prepared to lead in my new role as the ranking Democrat and be a voice for public schools, teachers, parents and families, and kids. The Healthy School Meals for All Act and coalition highlight my style of leadership − we must organize broad, focused coalitions and activate Wisconsinites across all levels to join us in fighting for our beloved public schools. I look forward to building on this work and finding new opportunities for long term, sustainable investments in our kids, teachers and families through the Committee on Education.”