Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) was appointed today to serve on the 2011-12 Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. Speaker-Elect Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) chose John to be one of six Assembly Republicans to serve on the sixteen member committee.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance,” Nygren said. “This committee faces a difficult task of balancing a state budget with a structural deficit approaching $3 billion. The job is humbling, but I am excited for the opportunity to serve and to meet this challenge head on.”
“I have owned or operated a small business for over three decades and will bring this valuable job creating experience to the committee,” Nygren said. “Serving on the Joint Committee on Finance is a great opportunity and I appreciate the Assembly Speaker-Elect’s willingness to offer me this post. The people of Wisconsin have sent a clear message that they want Wisconsin’s fiscal house in order. I look forward to accomplishing this goal.”
“During the economic downturn, families all across Wisconsin have made hard decisions to balance their own family budgets,” Fitzgerald said. “They expect the state to balance its budget in the same way. I am confident that with his experience as a small business owner Representative Nygren can bring this type of fiscal responsibility to the Joint Committee on Finance.”
Representative Nygren was originally elected to the Assembly in 2006. Prior to being elected, John operated a small business for nearly two decades and currently owns a financial consulting firm in Marinette, Wisconsin. Nygren represents the 89th Assembly District that includes portions of Marinette, Oconto, Brown, and Shawano Counties.
A daunting task and a great responsibility to get the fiscal house in order. To accomplish it tough decisions need to be made and those start in the state legislature in the JFC.
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