Madison… Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement after Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) announced he’s not seeking re-election to the state Assembly.

“The Republican caucus and the state of Wisconsin will lose a bold leader when Jim leaves the Assembly. Jim has been a dedicated, strong conservative voice for the past decade, and his service was invaluable.

“Jim was first elected to the Assembly in 2010, a time when Wisconsin was getting national attention its monumental reforms – Act 10, right-to-work, and prevailing wage. He has proven to be an essential part of moving Wisconsin forward. Jim championed numerous pieces of legislation such as bills that expanded access to mental health care for our school-aged children, combated homelessness, and addressed racial disparities.

I would like to thank Jim for his tireless efforts in the Assembly; it’s been an honor to serve alongside him and call him a friend. I congratulate him on all he has accomplished. Whatever the next opportunity, I know he will continue to make a positive impact on his community.”

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