LETTER: Jauch set standard in SenateState Sen. Bob Jauch of Poplar has announced he will not seek re-election next year, but we know he will not be giving up his devotion to northwestern Wisconsin.
State Sen. Bob Jauch of Poplar has announced he will not seek re-election next year, but we know he will not be giving up his devotion to northwestern Wisconsin.
For more than two decades, Jauch has led the charge to bring state and federal programs and assistance to this area. Before he went to Madison to represent our area, there was little legislative concern for this end of the state.
We recall a remark by a legislator to Douglas County Chairman Doug Finn when the city of Superior and Douglas County were campaigning for improvements to U.S. Highway 53. That legislator called Highway 53 “the road to nowhere.” His attitude was typical for people in the state house who thought the state stopped at Wausau.
Bob and his northwestern Wisconsin colleagues have worked for years to champion our causes, and it will be hard to replace him. Fortunately, we can depend on Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, and Jauch’s successor to follow his lead and continue to bring state resources to northwestern Wisconsin. We can depend also on Jauch to be right here offering advice and support to whomever replaces him as our representative in the Wisconsin State Senate.
Thanks, Bob, for so many years of devoted service to northwestern Wisconsin.
Tony and Kay Coletta,