LaTonya Johnson Sworn in as Wisconsin State Senator
Highlights vision for Wisconsin’s 6th Senate District, Announces committee assignments
MADISON – Today, LaTonya Johnson (D – Milwaukee) was sworn into the Wisconsin State Senate. Sen. Johnson, along with other State Senators, participated in the inauguration for the 103rd Session of the Wisconsin State Legislature at the State Capitol on January 3, 2017.
“As inauguration day is upon us, I want to take this time to reflect on how far we have come as a community and how proud I am to serve as State Senator for Wisconsin’s 6th Senate District,” said Sen. Johnson. “It is an incredible honor and privilege to take this oath today, and I will continue to fight passionately for my community in the very same way that I have in the Assembly over the past four years.”
In addition to being sworn in to the Wisconsin State Senate, Sen. Johnson also announced her committee assignments. They are as follows:
Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing & State-Federal Relations (ranking Democrat)
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce & Local Government
Senate Committee on Education
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
“This session, I will fight to provide the best education opportunities for our children, enact reforms to curb the tragic and senseless epidemic of gun violence in our community, promote access to quality and affordable healthcare, and build ladders of opportunity for our neighbors to thrive and succeed in life,” said Sen. Johnson.
Sen. Johnson encourages all constituents who have questions about legislative matters to contact her office, located in Room 22 South of the State Capitol, by email at Sen.Johnson@legis.wi.gov, or by phone at 608.266.2500.
Press Releases by LaTonya Johnson
“We must treat people with dignity and respect and provide them with real opportunities if we actually want to improve crisis-level poverty in Wisconsin...”
"I look forward to working with members of the board and stakeholders throughout the community to strengthen Milwaukee's economy, workers, and neighborhoods."
“The absence of any mention of Milwaukee in Gov. Walker’s State of the State speech speaks volumes to the absence of his leadership on the real problems our communities face every day.”
Together Rep. Goyke and Rep. Johnson pledge to continue to work together to help heal the community.
“I am honored to have received the endorsements of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals,” said LaTonya Johnson.
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