Archive for April 2016
Representative Allen to Run for Reelection in the 97th Assembly District
(Waukesha, WI) – Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha) announced today that he will be seeking reelection to his second term. First elected in 2014 in a competitive primary election, Allen intends to keep government reform and economic growth as the focus in the upcoming term.
In 2014 Allen campaigned on a platform of continuing conservative reforms to state government to promote economic expansion. The legislature during this last term passed civil service reform making employment with the state more in line with private sector practices, significantly repealed prevailing wage laws allowing local governments to complete construction projects at competitive prices and thus keeping taxes low, and passed legislation making Wisconsin the 25th state in the nation to become a right-to-work state, therefore enhancing worker freedom and keeping Wisconsin attractive to new employers.
Rep. Allen has been working on the Speaker’s Task Force for Urban Education and plans to continue to research and formulate policy ideas that can improve educational outcomes for urban school children. “For us to be competitive in the 21st century we need to improve our human capital. Our economic limitations seem to be largely workforce related. We need to have our students career ready upon graduation,” said Allen.
The other major economic limitation, according to Rep. Allen, is transportation infrastructure. “It is time we secure a stable funding solution to our transportation infrastructure needs, economic expansion depends on it,” stated Allen.
Rep. Allen emphasized, “Our job in the legislature is to find the kinks in the hose and get rid of them. By doing so, well allow economic prosperity to flow.”
The representative is currently circulating nomination papers. Anyone wishing to help may contact the campaign through the website, www.allenforwisconsin.com.