NEW INFORMATION: Wis. lawmaker replaces former leg leader at PSC

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

APPLETON, Wis. (WISCONSIN PAPER COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE) --The Wisconsin Paper Council, the trade association representing the pulp and paper industry, announces the hire of Scott E. Suder as Vice President – Government Relations.  He will begin his duties on October 7. 

“I am thrilled that Scott will be joining the Wisconsin Paper Council in this most important role,” said WPC President Jeff Landin.  “His experience and relationships with decision makers in state government will serve our members and the paper industry in Wisconsin well.” 

Suder recently stepped down as Majority Leader in the Wisconsin State Assembly.  He was first elected in 1998.

“We had great deal of interest in this position but Scott’s skills and experience stood out from the pack,” said Landin.  “Even more impressive was the support he received from both Democrats and Republicans.  I am confident that he will be able to work well with both sides of the aisle in Madison."

“It is an honor to join the Wisconsin Paper Council,” said Suder.  “I am excited to have the opportunity to represent an industry that drives our state economy by providing thousands of family supporting jobs in Wisconsin.”

The Wisconsin Paper Council represents over 31,000 employees working in the paper industry.  Our highly skilled workforce, a commitment to product innovation, and dedication to environmental sustainability has allowed Wisconsin to lead the United States in paper production for over 50 years. 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Republican lawmaker from southeastern Wisconsin will replace an embattled former legislator at the state Public Service Commission.

Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder resigned from the Legislature in August to take a $94,000 job as the PSC's water division administrator. Shortly after he accepted the job news broke that he funneled a state hunting recruiting grant to a politically connected group.

The Wisconsin Paper Council announced Friday that Suder has accepted a position as vice president of government relations. He'll start on Oct. 7.

Meanwhile on Thursday, Rep. Jeff Stone of Greendale announced he will resign on Oct. 14. A few minutes later the PSC released a statement saying Stone will become the next water division administrator.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Republican lawmaker from southeastern Wisconsin has decided to resign.

Rep. Jeff Stone of Greendale issued a statement Thursday announcing he plans to step down on Oct. 14. The statement didn't offer a reason why.

Stone was first elected to the Assembly in 1998. He authored a law in 2011 that required voters to show photo identification at the polls. A number of groups have challenged the law in court. The 4th District Court of Appeals has upheld it but a Dane County judge's injunction blocking the requirements still stands in another case. State attorneys have appealed. The 2nd District Court of Appeals has yet to rule in that case.

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