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19th Senate District Update: April 19, 2024

Read more about Act 205 here.

Week three of “what we got done for you!”

One big change that will help Hmong veterans get the recognition they deserve is Assembly Bill 385, now 2023 Act 205.

The old law on veteran IDs did not take into account the brave Hmong veterans who fought alongside us against communism and became naturalized citizens as a result of the Vietnam War. This law will add Hmong veterans admitted to the United States under the Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act to the definition of “veteran” for the purposes of the status on state ID cards.

These folks are our neighbors, friends, and family that have made important contributions to our communities and answered the call to serve.

My staff and I were also happy to meet with:

  • Office of School Safety
  • Appleton Historical Society
  • Neenah Historical Society
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • CASA of the Fox Cities

Next week, I look forward to many more meetings in our area!

April – Month of the Military Child

As a military kid myself, I am doing what I can to bring awareness to the Month of the Military Child! If interested, click on the link below to learn about how you can support our military families.

Purple Up! April is the Month of the Military Child

Community Events

Here is a list of some events happening around our area in the next few weeks. If you have an event you would like included in future e-updates, email us here!

Friday, April 19th: Pack A Day
Friday, April 19th New London Fish & Game Club – Big Whopper Fishing Weekend
Friday, April 19th: The Fiery Temper Behind the Gregarious Smile
Saturday, April 20th: Hockey Day
Saturday, April 20th: Family Earth Day At Bubolz
Saturday, April 20th Wolf River Trips & Campgrounds – 15th Annual Walleye Tournament
Saturday, April 20th: Waushara County ATV Membership Drive & Ride
Sunday, April 21st: Brewers Sunday – Winter Hat Giveaway
Wednesday, April 24th: Storytime – Wautoma Library
Thursday, April 25th: Wolf River Community Bank – Business After Hours Brew’au

COMING UP: Saturday, April 27th: Wautoma Library Brat Fry – StoneRidge
Saturday, April 27th: New London ATV Club – 2nd Annual ATV/UTV Show & Shine
Saturday, April 27th: Weyauwega Arts Organization – Deadman’s Carnival at the Gerold Opera House
Sunday April 28th: Manawa Rural Fire Department Annual “Drive-Thru” Pancake Breakfast
Tuesday, April 30th – May 5th: Timber Rattlers Vs Great Lakes Loons
Saturday, May 4th: Sturgeon Shuffle 10K Run 5K Run/Walk 
Saturday, May 4th: New London City Wide Rummage Sale – Spring

Below are some great resources to learn more about our community and fun events, opportunities to explore our wonderful parks and trails, along with great cuisine!

Fox Cities Events Calendar
Future Neenah Events Calendar
48 Hours to Explore Appleton
Wisconsin Sensory-Friendly Children Museums
Travel Wisconsin Appleton Area Events
Travel Wisconsin

Traveling to the Capitol

My office is available five days a week for anyone looking to travel down to the Capitol!

If you are interested in a guided tour provided by my staff, or me, please email Emailing my office as early as possible will help ensure that I can allot time in my calendar to get to know you, your family and friends, and show you around the building!


This session, I serve as the chair of the Senate Committee on Health. My number one priority has always been to increase affordability and accessibility in health care for the state of Wisconsin.

Click on the links to check out what the committees I serve on are up to!

Health (Chair)
Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children and Families (Vice Chair)
Universities & Revenue

Contacting My Office

My capitol office is here to help you with general inquiries as well as questions and concerns regarding legislative matters. Feel free to contact me or my staff. We are always ready to assist you in your needs. Please visit my website for press releases and other capitol updates.

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