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Rep. Jeff Stone Announces Sudden Resignation

Rep. Jeff Stone
Rep. Jeff Stone
Updated 1:15 p.m. Oct. 3

Representative Jeff Stone (R-Greendale), whose 82nd Assembly District includes Greenfield, Greendale and Franklin, announced his unexpected resignation from state government in a statement Thursday afternoon.

He has accepted the position of Division Administrator for the Division of Water, Compliance, and Consumer Affairs of the Public Service Commission.

"Jeff will be a tremendous addition to the Public Service Commission, his service to the state as a legislator whom has served on a number of important committees will be a great asset to Wisconsin's future" said Public Service Commission Chairperson Phil Montgomery. "Jeff is a solid voice of reason in the State Assembly and will bring that 'Wisconsin First' mentality to the Public Service Commission."

Stone, who was first elected to Assembly in April 1998 special election and reelected since November 1998, said he looks forward to continuing to serve the state of Wisconsin in "future endeavors."

His last day, is Monday, Oct. 14.

The following is the statement released by his office Thursday:
 
“I am proud of the work that has been done on behalf of my constituents, the greater Milwaukee region and this State. With my Republican colleagues, we’ve eliminated a structural deficit, lowered taxes and helped make the entire state of Wisconsin a better place to work and live. As a member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Board, I have held WEDC to the strictest of standards. I have pushed WEDC to strive to improve over their predecessor organization the Department of Commerce and grow Wisconsin’s economy by helping create businesses, relocate companies to Wisconsin and improve this state’s job climate.
 
“Early in my legislative career, one of my biggest highlights came when I was honored with a National Legislative Leadership Award by the National Commission Against Drunk Driving for authoring and passing into law innovative changes to drunken driving laws for the State of Wisconsin. It was the first drunk driving legislation in the nation to be endorsed by both Mothers Against Drunk Driving and major brewing companies.
 
“While the job is not finished, I have been an unwavering advocate of Voter ID and electoral honesty. I sincerely hope that the legislature continues to carry the torch and ensure that Wisconsin elections are safe and held with the upmost integrity.
 
“Lastly, it has been an honor and a privilege to represent the 82nd Assembly District. I’d like to thank my friends, family, and constituents from Raymond, Greenfield, Greendale, Franklin and Milwaukee whom I am blessed to have had this unique opportunity to serve these past 15 years and for their unbroken faith and support. A special thanks to my wife Lynn who has supported me since I first decided to run for the Assembly.”

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.
Audrey Labodda October 04, 2013 at 09:50 AM
Jeff, Congratulations on you new appointment and Thank You for your service to our community (Greendale)
Jerry Person October 06, 2013 at 04:45 AM
an ALC kinpin. he worked for ALEc not the people

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