State Rep. Kerkman re-elected Assembly Republican Caucus Sergeant-at-Arms

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem) was unanimously elected Monday by the Assembly Republican Caucus to serve as the Caucus Sergeant-at-Arms for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session.

In her fourth term as Caucus Sergeant-at-Arms, Kerkman will be serving the largest Assembly Republican Majority since 1957 as the Republicans have increased their membership by one seat with a total of 64 members, including 7 newly-elected members.

“Representative Kerkman is a seasoned and trusted member of the Assembly,” said Republican colleague, Rep. Joan Ballweg. “As our most senior member, she is a true asset to our leadership team bringing a wealth of institutional knowledge and continuity.”

“I am happy again to have the opportunity to contribute to the leadership of the Assembly Republican Caucus. I look forward to supporting my colleagues and working with them to advance Wisconsin,” said Rep. Kerkman.

The position of Caucus Sergeant-at-Arms is a leadership role within the caucus. Some of the responsibilities of the Sergeant-at-Arms include supervising coming and going of all persons to and from caucus, coordinating distributions and the practical needs of members during caucus meetings, mentoring new legislators, and supporting the other caucus leaders and helping develop priorities.

This will be Rep. Kerkman’s ninth term in the State Assembly. In the 2015-2016 Legislative Session, she served as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and a member of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, Assembly Committee on Judiciary, Assembly Committee on Interstate Affairs, and the Assembly Committee on Children and Families.

Kerkman’s district includes all of Western Kenosha County except Wheatland.


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