If Travis Tranel was hoping he could make an impact in the Wisconsin legislature as a freshman, he’ll get his chance right away. The newly elected Republican Representative from rural Hazel Green has appointed as the Vice-Chair of the State Assembly’s Agriculture Committee. Tranel says he’s humbled by the appointment, and excited to get to work on issues that benefit farmers and bring jobs to rural Wisconsin.
By the way, leadership on the Assembly’s Ag Committee are both from western Wisconsin. The chairman of the committee is Representative Lee Nerison of Westby, who represents the neighboring 96th Assembly District that includes Crawford, Vernon, Richland and Monroe Counties. Nerison is a former dairy producer.
Also, Tranel didn’t know for sure if he is the first freshman lawmaker to be appointed vice-chair of the Ag Committee.
Tranel has also been appointed to the Assembly’s Financial Institutions Committee and the Insurance Committee.