“I am grateful to all of our volunteers who have stepped up to the plate over the course of the summer. The best part about this job is the friends you make along the way, and I am thrilled that everyone’s hard work paid off. I am looking forward to the fall campaign where I believe two very different visions for our state will emerge. I remain committed to working hard to foster an environment where small businesses can create jobs so we can put people back to work.” – Travis Tranel

Cuba City – Today State Assembly Representative Travis Tranel formally announced his bid for re-election for the 49th District. Tranel is a citizen legislator, small business owner, and runs his family dairy farm in rural Cuba City.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the 49th District. We worked together to turn problems into solutions. In my first term as a citizen legislator I was proud of our accomplishments. We turned a budget deficit into a budget surplus and we made jobs and the economy our top priority,” Tranel said.

Tranel highlighted several of his legislative accomplishments during his first term in office:

  • Voted for over 50 job bills which were enacted into law by the Governor
  • Voted successfully to balance the state’s budget without raising taxes which created a budget surplus and protected Senior Care
  • Served as Vice Chairman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and passed tax credits for farmers
  • Authored “Rainy Day” fund constitutional amendment so the state could save money in case of financial emergencies
  • Expanded 2nd Amendment rights for law abiding citizens
  • Promoted Wisconsin’s hunting, fishing, ATV, snowmobile and other tourism opportunities
  • Defended Southwest Wisconsin’s values on life and religious freedom
  • Worked with local veterans to pass the Disabled Veterans employment tax credit
  • Advocated for women and fought to restore funding for the Sexual Assault Victim Service program
  • Voted for lawsuit reform legislation and worked to cut government Red Tape

Tranel said, “In 2010 I promised to take common sense, Southwest Wisconsin values to the State Capitol and I have worked closely with citizens throughout the 49th District and with legislative colleagues to deliver on my commitment. As I tour the district, I am encouraged by the efforts we are making by listening and working together. I will use my legislative experience in the next legislative session to build on our successes and work hard to solve the new challenges that we face.”

Representative Tranel will continue to focus on more job creation and building a better economy. Tranel looks forward to seeing friends and neighbors out on the campaign trail and taking opportunities to meet new people throughout the 49th District. The 49th District is larger due to re-districting and Tranel has already been meeting citizens and business leaders in the new territory as well as continuing to work with friends and neighbors he already knows. Representative Tranel is committed to keeping Wisconsin moving forward and ensuring it is open for business because the 49th District needs a strong economy to support good paying jobs.

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