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Rep. Thiesfeldt returns as chair of Assembly education committee; Rep. Kitchens vice-chair

by | Dec 21, 2020 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue | 0 comments

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) has announced the Assembly standing committees for the 2021-22 legislative session. For the Assembly Committee on Education, he has reappointed Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) as chairman and Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) as vice-chairman. 

Rep. Thiesfeldt was first elected to the Assembly in 2010 and has been chair of the education committee since the 2015 session. He is a former teacher, administrator and coach in two Lutheran elementary schools and a Lutheran high school. Rep. Kitchens has been elected to the Assembly since 2014 and served on the Sturgeon Bay School Board from 2000-2014, including serving as board president for 13 years until he resigned from the board to run for the Assembly.

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