|Wisconsin State Assembly District 63|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
January 3, 2013
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.
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vos has been appointed to these committees:
- Joint Committee on Legislative Audit
- Audit Committee, Vice Chair
- Joint Committee on Employment Relations
- Joint Committee on Finance, Co-Chair
- Finance Committee, Chair
- Joint Committee on Legislative Council
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Vos served on these committees:
- Finance Committee
- Insurance Committee
- Finance Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature
- Joint Legislative Council Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature
- Special Committee on Regional Transportation Authority
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.
While Democrats called the budget an attack on middle-class families that includes $800 million in cuts to schools, Republicans say it is the first responsible budget in years.
“We said it’s time for government to go on a diet, and that’s exactly what we do in this budget,” Vos said.
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 63 Republican Primary (2010)|
|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.
The top 5 donors to Vos' 2008 campaign:
- 1. Racine County Republican Party $1,000
- 2. McKillip, Kevin $750
- 3. Fait, Robert $625
- 4. Runzheimer, Rex $500
- 5. Mitchell, George $500
- Representative Vos's website
- Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Robin Vos
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions:2008, 2006, 2004
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile
- Representative Vos's Freedom Speaks profile
- Representative Vos's facebook
- Representative Vos's twitter
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