Rep. Kerkman appointed to gov.’s panel on waste, fraud and abuse

Samantha Kerkman

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald to Gov. Scott Walker’s Commission on Waste, Fraud and Abuse.

From a press release issued today by Kerkman’s office:

Created by Gov. Walker, the commission will be tasked with identifying specific areas of wasteful government spending and develop solutions to deter further waste of taxpayer dollars. by Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald

“Representative Kerkman’s experience in the Legislature and work on the Audit Committee make her a perfect pick to serve on this commission,” said Speaker Fitzgerald. “I have no doubt she will bring her special skills and keen eye for wasteful spending to the commission and serve as a great watchdog for taxpayers.”

Governor Walker expressed his approval with Speaker Fitzgerald’s decision to appoint Rep. Kerkman to the commission. “Rep. Kerkman has a strong, proven record as a watchdog over government spending as evident by her service on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee since she first took office,” said Governor Walker. “She will be a great asset to the newly-created Commission on Waste, Fraud and Abuse and I look forward to working with her in our effort to get government spending under control.”

“I am honored to have been appointed to serve on the governor’s commission, and I look forward to working with him in getting our state’s finances in order and rebuild Wisconsin’s economy,” said Rep. Kerkman.

For the 2011-2012 Legislative Session, Rep. Kerkman is the Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and Chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. She is also a member of the Assembly Committees on Judiciary and Ethics, and Financial Institutions.

Kerkman’s 66th District includes most of Western Kenosha County, Somers and the Burlington area in Racine County.


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