STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN SPIROS TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

A proven record of strengthening education, health care, and public safety, without raising taxes

MARSHFIELD… Pledging to continue his efforts to strengthen education, health care, and public safety, all without raising taxes, State Representative John Spiros announced today that he will seek a fourth term in the 86th Assembly District.

It has been an honor to serve the people of the 86th Assembly District these past five years,” said Rep. Spiros. “I look forward to continuing to serve as your state representative.”

In his most recent term, Rep. Spiros compiled a substantial record of accomplishments. He fought to maintain our high quality of public education, to promote access to affordable health care, to protect our safety, to find solutions to the current drug epidemic, and to provide much-needed tax relief for working families. His exceptional leadership abilities were also recognized when he was recently selected to chair a second committee – Transportation.

Education: Rep. Spiros worked to provide quality education for our children by supporting a budget that invested a truly historic amount in K-12 education and went on to grow that investment by supporting a bill to increase sparsity aid payments to rural schools.

Health Care: Rep. Spiros authored a bill to establish regional mental health crisis centers in rural Wisconsin to help individuals through mental health emergencies. He also supported the Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan, making health care more affordable in Wisconsin.

Personal/Public Safety: Rep. Spiros has supported dozens of bills over the past five years, as part of the H.O.P.E. (Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education) agenda to address the heroin and opioid crisis in Wisconsin. Spiros passed several of these bills through the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety which he serves as chairman. He also strongly supported a bill that would create 54 more Assistant District Attorney (ADA) positions across the state in the counties with the greatest need, including three additional ADAs right here in the 86th Assembly District.

In addition to his solid record of fighting for working people in Central Wisconsin, Representative Spiros said he is looking forward to continuing to work on behalf of his constituents.

“I’m working on several new initiatives that I plan to introduce next session,” said Rep. Spiros. “I look forward to continuing to focus on public safety and fighting the heroin and opioid crisis in Wisconsin, bringing additional opportunities to the hardworking people of rural Wisconsin, and employing new initiatives to create a long-term solution to transportation funding in the state.”

“By working together, we have accomplished a great deal over the last two years, but there is still more work to be done,” said Rep. Spiros. “I remain committed to representing the interests of the people in the 86th Assembly District and will continue working hard to ensure their voices are heard in Madison.”

Representative Spiros currently serves on the Assembly committees of: Criminal Justice and Public Safety (Chair), Transportation (Chair), International Affairs and Commerce, Labor, Mental Health, and the Joint Legislative Council.

The 86th Assembly District includes parts of Marathon and Wood counties, including Mosinee, Weston, Kronenwetter, Rib Mountain, and part of Marshfield.