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State Representative Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin) announced today that he will not seek re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly. Representative Skowronski represents the 82nd Assembly District.
“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Franklin, Greendale and Greenfield as their Representative in Madison.” Skowronski said. “I will miss my constituents and my friends and colleagues in Madison but the time has come for me to retire.”
Representative Skowronski served the City of Franklin as an Alderman, member of the Planning Commission and as former Chairman of the Economic Development Commission. He is a City of Franklin Distinguished Service Award recipient. Additionally, Representative Skowronski is a former President and trustee of the Milwaukee NARI Foundation, former deputy and Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, trustee and former President of the Franklin Noon Lions Club. Representative Skowronski is the Immediate Past-President of the Polish Center of Wisconsin and proudly served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard.
Skowronski was first elected to the Assembly in December of 2013 in a special election. He is the honored Chair of the Assembly Committee on Veteran’s and Military Affairs. His legislative accomplishments include authoring the bill that made Silver Alert law, licensing sign language interpreters thereby ensuring greater access to licensed interpreters, making sure that all veterans are buried with dignity and respect, authoring a budget amendment to increase funding for lead poisoning, increasing revenues from the Duck Stamp thereby protecting our state’s beautiful natural wetlands and ensuring that the DPI school report card is calculated fairly.
“I am pleased at all the work I have an accomplished in my legislative tenure,” said Representative Skowronski. “However, my biggest disappointment was the failure of the Assembly to pass the MIA Recovery bill this session. AB 639 was co-sponsored by over 70 of my colleagues, passed committees in both houses unanimously and passed the Senate unanimously. The bill passed the Assembly last session but unfortunately was not brought to the floor this year.”