Champion of Economic Development 2018-05-16T00:58:03+00:00

Champion of Economic Development

State legislators who exemplify WEDA’s mission of promoting economic development and are committed to making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and do business through policies that advance economic growth are recognized as Champions of Economic Development.


At the end of each two-year legislative session, WEDA presents the award to lawmakers who exhibited an exceptional commitment to growing Wisconsin’s economy based on several factors, including:

  • Voting record on bills critical to economic growth
  • Authorship or sponsorship of key legislation
  • Responsiveness to economic development issues


2018 WEDA Champion of Economic Development award winners:

  • Representative Peter Barca (D-Kenosha)

  • Representative Jill Billings (D-La Crosse)

  • Representative Rob Brooks (R-Saukville)

  • Representative Mike Kuglitsch (R-New Berlin)

  • Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton)

  • Representative Dave Murphy (R-Greenville)

  • Representative Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee)

  • Representative Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha)

  • Representative Warren Petryk (R-Eleva)

  • Representative Romaine Quinn (R-Barron)

  • Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah)

  • Representative Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit)

  • Representative Dave Steffen (R-Green Bay)

  • Representative Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City)

  • Senator Janet Bewley (D-Ashland)

  • Senator Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac)

  • Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon)

  • Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville)

  • Senator Roger Roth (R-Appleton)

  • Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point)


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