Rep. Suder has represented the 69th assembly district since 1998. He is originally from Medford, Wisconsin and was a member of the Air National Guard from 2003-2010.
MADISON, Wis. (NEWS RELEASE) - Today, the Chairperson Phil Montgomery announced that Representative Scott Suder, Majority Leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly, has accepted the position of Division Administrator for the Division of Water, Compliance, and Consumer Affairs. This transition will take place once Representative Suder has vacated his position within the Assembly.
"Scott and I have worked together closely in the past while we were both in the State Assembly and I look forward to his knowledge and expertise being a tremendous asset to the Commission," said Public Service Commission Chairperson Phil Montgomery. "Scott and I were first elected in 1998 and I have always been impressed with his work ethic and attention to detail, having him at the Commission will be of great benefit to the ratepayers of Wisconsin."
Representative Suder was first elected to the State Assembly in 1998 and has been an instrumental part of a number of committees culminating in his election in 2010 to the Majority Leader's office. His decade and a half of intrinsic state knowledge will be instrumental in leading the Division of Water, Compliance, and Consumer Affairs.
Representative Suder says, ""Its bittersweet, I will certainly miss my colleagues on both sides of the isle, and miss the legislature. It has been quite a tremendous journey and an honor, and I just want to thank my constituents for the opportunity and for their trust."
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is the state regulatory agency that oversees the public utility industry and sets the rates that Wisconsin ratepayers pay for access to their public utilities. The division of Water, Compliance, and Consumer Affairs works daily on localized and statewide water utility issues as well as answers and mediates consumer issues with their respective utilities.
MADISON, Wis. (NEWS RELEASE) - State Representative Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) released the following statement regarding his retirement from the Wisconsin State Assembly:
“Today I am announcing my retirement from the Wisconsin State Assembly. After fourteen years of proudly serving the 69th Assembly District, I will be stepping down on September 3, 2013 to pursue an opportunity in Governor Walker’s Administration. I want to thank my constituents for entrusting me to represent their best interests as a member of the state Legislature. I look forward to serving citizens all across the state of Wisconsin in Scott Walker’s Administration.
“I am proud of the work that has been done fighting on the behalf of my constituents and ensuring that they kept more of their hard-earned dollars, had stronger protections against predators to create a safer environment for their children, received access to resources ensuring that their small businesses could grow, and that their voices were not ignored by state agencies.
“Some of our hard-fought legislative victories include Jessica’s Law, which ensured tough mandatory minimum sentences for first degree child sexual offenders and the Rural Jobs Act that provided millions in tax credits to help locate and grow rural businesses. The Mining for Jobs Act passed this legislative session will provide strong environmental protections for our natural resources and create thousands of family-supporting jobs.
“Throughout the many legislative sessions that I have been a part of, we were able to enact budgets that eliminated the structural deficit without raising taxes, reshape state government to make it more business friendly, and create a substantial state surplus as a result of our bold reforms.
“I also want to thank my colleagues for entrusting me to serve as Assembly Majority Leader for the past two sessions. I am humbled by their support and am proud of the successful reforms we’ve passed to protect taxpayers across the entire state. I wish all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle the best and encourage them to keep moving Wisconsin forward. I will always cherish the friendships I have made on both the state and national levels.
“I want to give special thanks to my family for their understanding, sacrifice and patience. Politics can be a rough business, and through thick and thin they have always supported me in so many ways, I cannot thank them enough. In addition, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with some of the most dedicated professionals I could have hoped for as members of my staff. Without their hard work, I could not have had such a successful career.
“Finally, I want to again give thanks to my friends and neighbors throughout the entire 69th Assembly District, otherwise known as ‘God’s Country’, for their constant, unwavering support throughout these 14 years. I am blessed to have had this unique opportunity to serve the great people of North Central Wisconsin and our great state as an elected member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve and I thank them for their trust.”
Statement from Governor Scott Walker:
“Representative Suder has long served the residents of Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “The Public Service Commission will benefit from his talents and experience. I thank Representative Suder for his work in the Legislature and I look forward to being able to work with him in this new capacity.”