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“I did not take the time to look at how much (the state teachers union Wisconsin Education Association Council) gave to all of you to guarantee that you would offer amendments like this,” said Rep. Robin Vos in response.
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Vos then said school districts beyond Milwaukee have problems — notably Racine, where Republicans hope to allow vouchers.<ref>[http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/budget-outcome-known-but-debate-continues "Assembly passes budget at 3 a.m.," ''Wisconsin Reporter'', June 15th, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 11:46, 17 June 2011

Robin Vos
Vos robin.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 63
Incumbent
Assumed office
2005
Current term ends
January 3, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Assembly website
Robin Vos is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 63rd District since 2005. He previously served on the Racine County Board from 1994-2004 and on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents from 1989-1991.

He has worked as a congressional district director, legislative assistant, and small business owner.

Vos is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Knights of Columbus, Leadership Council - National Federation of Independent Business, Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce, Racine County Republican Party, Racine Zoological Society, and the Racine/Kenosha Farm Bureau.[1]

Issue positions

Vos did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vos has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Vos served on these committees:

Issues

Budget, 2011

The 2011 budget battle in Wisconsin was particularly unusual and contentious. Gov. Scott Walker's bill faced opposition from Democrats and citizen protestors in Madison, Wisconsin. At 3 a.m. on June 15, 2011, the Assembly passed the bill.

At one point in the process, Democrats introduced a wide-reaching amendment that would restore funding to public schools while, in part, nixing provisions for expanding the school vouchers program. When they introduced this, speakers argued that Republicans were rewarding school-voucher proponents who made campaign contributions.

“I did not take the time to look at how much (the state teachers union Wisconsin Education Association Council) gave to all of you to guarantee that you would offer amendments like this,” said Rep. Robin Vos in response.

Vos then said school districts beyond Milwaukee have problems — notably Racine, where Republicans hope to allow vouchers.[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Vos was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 63. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 63 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robin J. Vos (R) 8,155 99.84%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-120 State agency expenditures, contracts, and grants: DOA required to make available on a Web site
  • AB-192 Highway construction or maintenance worker: intentionally causing bodily harm to made a felony
  • AB-225 Mandatory minimum sentences for certain child sex crimes applied only if convicted person was under age 18

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors

The top 5 donors to Vos' 2008 campaign:[5]

  • 1. Racine County Republican Party $1,000
  • 2. McKillip, Kevin $750
  • 3. Fait, Robert $625
  • 4. Runzheimer, Rex $500
  • 5. Mitchell, George $500

External links

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 63
2004–present
Succeeded by
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