NEW RICHMOND, WI -- State Representative Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) announced his bid for the 10th State Senate district today at a number of events throughout the 10th Senate district. Stafsholt said voters deserve to have a State Senator who will fight for the interests of Northwestern Wisconsin, not Madison and Milwaukee. 

“My family’s roots run deep in St. Croix County where I have lived my entire life and learned the meaning of hard work and common-sense decision-making,” said Stafsholt.  “I’m proud to be a fourth-generation farmer that still farms with my dad, and I also am co-owner of a successful small business in New Richmond.  I’m also a father to my daughter Maggie who is the pride of my life. She is my real reason for running. I’m running to make sure Maggie’s generation has great jobs, a world-class education and a thriving economy right here in Northwestern Wisconsin.”

“As a State Representative, I was proud to work alongside leaders like Governor Scott Walker and Senator Sheila Harsdorf to usher in bold reforms which have saved taxpayers billions and made our economy strong.  I will be a Senator who fights against job killing taxes and unnecessary regulations. I will fight for reforms which create jobs and economic development opportunities, lower our taxes on our hard-working families and protect our liberties and values.  I will use my proven experience to fight to get things done for OUR area in the State Senate.”

Representative Rob Stafsholt serves on a number of important legislative committees, including the Assembly Committees on Colleges and Universities, Financial Institutions and Insurance. He also chairs the Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee. Representative Stafsholt was recently hand-picked by the Speaker of the State Assembly to serve on the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption and the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention.  

Rob Stafsholt is a member of the Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, Wisconsin Corn Growers, New Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Sportsmen’s Alliance.  He is also a former member of the Erin Prairie Township Planning Commission and the Wisconsin Association of Mortgage Brokers.

The 10th State Senate District consists of parts of Burnett, Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties. 


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