Schraa appointed vice-chairman of Assembly Corrections Committee

State Rep.-Elect Michael Schraa, R-Town of Algoma, was appointed as vice-chairman of the Assembly Corrections Committee for the upcoming legislative session.

Wisconsin’s 53rd Assembly District, which Schraa represents, houses more correctional facilities than any other in the state.

The committee oversees the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and deals with concerns about Wisconsin’s prison system. State Rep. Garey Bies, R-Sister Bay, will serve as its chairman.

“I am very happy that Speaker-elect Vos has trusted me with the important task of overseeing Wisconsin’s correctional system,” Schraa said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Chairman Bies and the rest of the committee members to moving Wisconsin forward on this issue.”

Schraa, who owns Leon’s Frozen Custard in Oshkosh, will also serve on the Assembly Small Business Development Committee, chaired by state Rep. Jeff Stone, R-Greendale.

“As a small business owner myself, I am thrilled to be able to have an impact on helping small business owners all over the state expand and add jobs through this important committee,” Schraa said. “This always deserves repeating: small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we need to make sure they are free to innovate and grow.”

Schraa will also serve on the Assembly Children and Families Committee and the Assembly Rural Affairs Committee.

The 53rd Assembly District includes the Town of Oshkosh and several wards in the City of Oshkosh. It stretches west from the Town of Algoma to Omro and south covering the City of Waupun and the Village of North Fond du Lac.

About Jessie Opoien

Jessie Opoien joined the Oshkosh Northwestern as a reporter in December 2011. Politics and education issues are her specialties, but she loves to tell a good story regardless of the topic. You can find her on Twitter as @jessieopie.
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