Gov. Scott Walker
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Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp

"Cathy is a strong, trusted reformer who will serve the country well at the EPA."

By - Aug 29th, 2017 09:31 am
Cathy Stepp. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Cathy Stepp. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today after Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Cathy Stepp announced she accepted an appointment with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the deputy administrator for Region 7.

“Cathy is a strong, trusted reformer who will serve the country well at the EPA. As DNR secretary since 2011, she has led an outstanding workforce committed to preserving and promoting our natural resources while placing a strong focus on customer service and common sense. We will miss her optimism and energy at the DNR, and we wish her success in her new role.”

Governor Walker appointed DNR Deputy Secretary Kurt Thiede to serve as interim secretary effective August 31, 2017.

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4 thoughts on “Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp”

  1. SteveM says:

    Darn it! Just when she was just stretching her legs to gut our DNR. AND after Pruitt’s travel foibles, she’s going to be stuck in the Kansas City suburban office. Think she’ll be taking a cut in pay?

  2. Denny says:

    Good riddance. You had done more to destroy Wis than any invasive species ever could.

  3. Taft Donna says:


  4. WashCoRepub says:

    Wisconsin’s loss is Region 7’s gain… Congratulations to Cathy Stepp on a well-deserved promotion!

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