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Robin Vos

Kyle Maichle June 21, 2013 4

Robin Vos (b. July 5, 1968) is currently a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 63rd District and also serves as the Speaker of the Assembly.   Vos represents Western Racine County including Burlington and Rochester and is currently in his fifth term.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

      Early Life and Education

      In 1986, Vos graduated from Burlington High School.   Five years later, Vos graduated from the University of      Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree.   While as a student at UW-Whitewater, he was nominated by Governor Tommy Thompson to serve as a student member of the UW-System Board of Regents in 1989.    Vos served on the Board of Regents until 1991.

 Source: Wisconsin State Assembly

   Professional Career

  From 1994 to 1996, Robin Vos worked for Congressman Mark Neumann (R-WI-1st District) as his District Director.   Once leaving Congress, Vos started his own business called RoJo’s Popcorn Company based in Burlington, WI.

Source: Wisconsin State Assembly, LinkedIn-Robin Vos

  Legislative Career

While running his popcorn business, Robin was elected to the Racine County Board of Supervisors in 1994.  Vos served on the Racine County Board for 10 years before resigning from his position in 2004 after being elected to the Assembly.     Vos was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004 and has been re-elected four times to the 63rd District.

Committee Assignments

Speaker Vos serves on the following committees:

  • Joint Legislative Council
  • Committee on Assembly Organization
  • Committee on Employment Relations
  • Committee on Rules
  • Joint Committee on Employment Relations
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Organization
  • Special Committee on State Symposia on Income Tax Reduction

Source: Wisconsin State Assembly

Electoral History

Wisconsin Assembly-District 63-2012 General Election

Candidate Votes Percentage
Robin Vos (GOP)-INC 17,704 58.30%
Kelly Albrecht (DEM) 12,637 41.60%
Scattering 21 0.01%
Total Votes 30362

Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Wisconsin Assembly-District 63-2010 General Election

Candidate Votes Percentage
Robin Vos (GOP)-INC 19,525 99.40%
Scattering 128 0.60%
Total Votes 19,653

Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Wisconsin Assembly-District 63-2008 General Election

Candidate Votes Percentage
Robin Vos (GOP)-INC 20,172 61.50%
Linda Flashlinski (DEM) 12,609 38.40%
Scattering 13 0.03%
Total Votes 32794

Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

2014 Race for the Assembly

Vos is challenging Democrat Andy Mitchell for the 63rd District Assembly seat.   He  is endorsed by the following organizations:

  • Dairy Business Association
  • National Rifle Association
  • Wisconsin Farm Bureau
  • Wisconsin Grocers Association
  • Wisconsin Restaurant Association
  • Wisconsin Right to Life

Personal

Vos is single and resides in Burlington.  Outside of the Legislature, the Speaker is a member of  Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, and the Racine-Kenosha Farm Bureau.

Source: Wisconsin State Assembly

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