Monday, December 11, 2006

Congratulations Rep. Samantha Kerkman

A big congratulations to State Rep. Samantha Kerkman!

Representative Kerkman has received the chairmanship for the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Kerkman is a staunch defender of the Wisconsin taxpayer.

CONTACT: State Representative Samantha J. Kerkman 608-266-2530

Representative Kerkman Selected to Chair Ways and Means Committee

Madison - Representative Samantha Kerkman (R – Randall) has been named the chair of the State Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Assembly Speaker-elect Representative Mike Huebsch (R – West Salem) announced the appointment as well as other committee chairs today. This appointment reflects Representative Kerkman’s talent, background, and knowledge as well as her record and reputation relating to taxation and spending.

“I am truly honored that Representative Huebsch has faith in me to chair the Ways and Means Committee,” said Representative Kerkman. “This committee is important for the future of taxpayers in Wisconsin. We see bills ranging in subject from the taxpayer amendment, to senior tax credit, to T.I.F.’s. I am very excited for the committee work to begin.”

The Ways and Means Committee has traditionally helped shape tax and spending legislation for state and local governments that is not part of the state budget. All tax and spending policy that is not in the state budget will likely go to the Ways and Means committee.

“Representative Kerkman has a strong background on tax and fiscal policy having served as staff for the Joint Committee on Finance, and six years as a member of the Ways and Means Committee,” said Speaker-elect Huebsch, “The demands of this committee require a hard-working, dedicated Legislator, like Representative Kerkman. I have faith in her ability to lead this committee in the right direction for the tax payers of the state.”

This will be Representative Kerkman’s fourth term as a State Representative for the 66th district. Previously, she served as chair to the Budget Review Committee. She has been a member of the Ways and Means Committee for six years.

“Improving the tax climate for Wisconsin residents has always been my top priority,” said Representative Kerkman, “My work on the committee will allow me to have an even greater influence on the direction for our state.”


103 West State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708 • (608) 266-2530 •

We are proud of you Representative Kerkman!

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