Scott Newcomer

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Scott Newcomer
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 33
Former member
Term in office began
2007
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Business owner
Scott Newcomer (b. August 12, 1950) was a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly representing Wisconsin's 33rd Assembly District. Newcomer's seat represents Hartland.

On May 26, 2010, Newcomer announced he would not be seeking re-election, stating, "It has been an honor and privilege to represent the people of 33rd State Assembly District in the Wisconsin legislature. The best part of the job has been the many wonderful people I’ve met throughout Waukesha County and Wisconsin."[1]

Scott Newcomer is a native born citizen of Waukesha County. Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Administration from UW-Madison in 1989. Scott is the Co-Founder of Newcomers Home Inspection Service (NHIS) and American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT). NHIS was one of the largest home inspection companies in the country before he sold it 1995. Scott also built AHIT into the largest training company for home inspectors in the country before he sold it[2].

Newcomer was elected in a special election in 2005 after his predecessor Daniel Vrakas became the Waukesha County Execuitve.

Committee assignments

Elections

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Newcomer did not seek re-election in 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Newcomer won re-election to Assembly District 33, receiving 99.77% of the vote.[3]

Wisconsin Assembly District 33
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Newcomer (R) 27,746
Scattering 65

During Newcomer's career in the Assembly, Newcomer has been rising in the ranks of the Republican majority by passing the following legislation:

Assembly Joint Resolution 39-This proposed constitutional amendment will exempt municipalities from the uniformity clause of the Wisconsin Constitution for newly acquired property in a cooperative merger with another municipality. Under the current law, if two communities merge that have different tax rates, the community with the lower rates would see an immediate jump in taxes. This often deters consolidation which can lead to less government and can save taxpayers money through the merging of public services. Scott's proposed constitutional amendment would allow for 12 years of dual tax rates which would allow the rates to gradually even out preventing the tax shock that would accompany a merger. Currently AJR-39 has passed the Assembly and has been referred to the committee on Tax Fairness and Family Prosperity in the Senate.

Assembly Joint Resolution 75- This Assembly resolution recognized November as Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a growing epidemic in both our great state of Wisconsin and the nation as a whole. The issue is important to Scott as his family has a history with the disease. Scott hopes that increased focus on the effects of diabetes and how to prevent it can begin to slow the epidemic.

Assembly Bill 122- This bill allows stores possessing a Class-A license to offer up to two free beer samples of three ounces or less to its customers of legal drinking age between 11am-7pm. Additionally, brewers are allowed to provide samples of their product on a Class-A premise as long as they adhere to the same limitations and purchase the sampled product from the store in which they are distributing said samples. This allows the consumer to become familiar with new products and gives small businesses an effective way to bring their products to the market. The bill was signed into law by Governor Doyle on May 17, 2007.

Assembly Bill 388-This bill requires the Department of Commerce to regulate the business of installing, removing, and maintaining thermal system insulation and fire-stop products. It guarantees that the installer is qualified and will provide the consumer with top notch services. Safety in the home and the workplace is extremely important and can always be improved. 2007 Assembly Bill 409- This bill addresses tax increment financing (TIF). This is when a district funds some form of restoration project based on the future tax revenues it will provide. The bill allows TIF funding to be used anywhere within a 1/2 mile radius of the community originally granted the funding provided the spending is approved by the community's joint review board. This allows the community to further strengthen itself by improving the areas surrounding it. The bill was signed into law by Governor Doyle on March 5, 2008. 2007 Assembly Bill 455- This bill makes it easier for brewpubs to brew and distribute their own beer. The former law had brewpub owners paying wholesalers to distribute their own beer to restaurants they owned. Successful small businesses should not have to give up profits in order to distribute their products to their own venues. Scott understands the frustrations that often come when starting your own business and wants to help wherever he can. Currently AB-455 has been referred to the Assembly committee on State Affairs.

2007 Assembly Bill 498-This bill states that the costs to a law enforcement agency of analyzing a person's blood or urine to determine levels of intoxication will be paid by the person found guilty of breaking the law. Scott supported this bill because he believes that the taxpayers' money should be spent for the good of the people. Currently AB-498 has been passed in the Assembly and has been referred to the committee on Judiciary and Ethics in the Senate.

2007 Assembly Bill 502- This bill addresses the use of your personal information, such as credit scores by an unsolicited third party. During the loan application process, credit companies will sell your information to third parties. This bill will not prevent the selling of your information but rather the use of that information. It will prevent third party companies from contacting you offering unsolicited services. The Bill was signed into law by Governor Doyle on March 12, 2008

Children's Health Insurance Autisim Mandate

Despite Scott Newcomer has a 13 year old child with autisim, Scott Newcomer along with fellow Republican Kevin Petersen of Waupaca voted against the children's autisim health insurance mandate that was proposed by an execuitive order by Governor James E. Doyle. Newcomer and Petersen who both have children with autisim were the two building blocks in getting the bill defeated in the Republican controlled assembly claiming that less children with autisim would receive coverage even if the mandate passed[4].

Campaign donors

2008

The top 5 donors to Newcomer's 2008 campaign:[5]

Donor Amount
Wellenstein, Robert $1,000
WI Credit Union League $500
Mercer, Mary $500
Olson, Matt $500
WI Society of Anesthesiologists $500

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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 33
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Chris Kapenga