Firefighters’ union honors Jauch as Legislator of the YearThe Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin announced it has named state Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, as its 2012 Legislator of the Year.
The Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin announced it has named state Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, as its 2012 Legislator of the Year.
“During his 27 years in the State Legislature, firefighters and our families have had no better friend and supporter than Sen. Jauch,” said Mahlon Mitchell, state president of the PFFW. “And he has not just stood up for firefighters, but has been a tremendous fighter for all working people.”
The PFFW has been most impressed with Jauch’s long-standing commitment to the state’s shared revenue program.
“This vital program has been the lifeblood of communities like Superior and Ashland and Sen. Jauch fought to maintain shared revenue funding and shield it from governor Walker’s budget ax,” the PFFW president said. “These funds are especially needed in our cities to help make sure the city can provide important vital services like fire and police.”
The firefighter’s union also recognized Jauch for the major role he played in the 2011 senate debate on the bill that took collective bargaining rights away from most public employees.
“Though Sen. Jauch and senate Democrats had little chance of defeating the Walker Bill, that did not deter Jauch in his efforts to try to find a compromise,” Mitchell said.
“We commend Sen. Jauch for his commitment in fighting for the rights of all workers and for that reason the PFFW is proud to name Sen. Bob Jauch as the 2012 PFFW Legislator of the Year,” Mitchell said.