MADISON – Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc. this week presented Rep. Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) with the organization’s 2018 Property Taxpayer Champion award in recognition of his work on behalf of the taxpayers of the state.
“Rep. Stafsholt has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of Wisconsin to defend property rights, alleviate debt for students entering the Wisconsin workforce, and protect the state’s sporting heritage,” said John Jacobson, WPT’s government and member relations director. “Rep. Stafsholt’s farming and small business backgrounds also give him a unique insight into the challenges facing our rural communities today, and he has used that experience to the benefit of the entire state. We are very happy to name him a 2018 Property Taxpayer Champion.”
In the 2017-2018 legislative session, Rep. Stafsholt authored eminent domain reform provisions in the state budget, authored legislation to provide tax relief to students participating in apprenticeship programs, and legislation that expanded the state’s hunting mentorship program. He also voted to keep property taxes lower in 2018 than they were in 2010, and to eliminate the state-levied property tax, saving families $90 million annually.
“I have always promised to have the backs of the hard-working taxpayers I represent,” said Stafsholt. “I am honored to receive this award from the Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc., and I look forward to continuing to make sure the taxpaying citizens of Wisconsin are getting the best value on their investment. I followed and appreciated WTP's efforts to support taxpayers prior to running for office, so to receive this legislator's award from them is a true honor. Thank you very much for this recognition.”