3/5 West Bend Representative Pat Strachota Named Majority Leader

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans elected Pat Strachota of West Bend Tuesday afternoon as their new majority leader.  She replaces Bill Kramer, who was removed from the post amid allegations that he groped a female legislative staffer and made lewd remarks to a woman lobbyist last week.  The 58-year-old Strachota becomes the first female majority leader in the lower house in Wisconsin history.  This is her 12th year in the Assembly, and she announced recently that she would not seek re-election this fall.  Between now and then, Strachota will help get the G-O-P's priorities approved in the final weeks of the current session.  Then, she'll help Republicans win elections this fall.  The G-O-P now holds a 60-to-39 majority in the Assembly.   Strachota released a statement regarding her appointment and said “I am honored and humbled that the assembly Republicans elected me as their new majority leader. I am confident that we will continue to move forward in scheduling the many bills before us as we finish the 2013-15 session.
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