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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Robin Vos

Robin Vos
Candidate For Assembly District 63

Robin Vos

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Republican
Address: 

960 Rock Ridge Rd
Burlington, WI 53105-7229

Phone Number: 
(262) 514-2597
Email Address: 

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Robin is a lifelong resident of Racine County.  Born and raised in Burlington, Robin and his family have long ties to western Racine County.  Robin’s great grandparents came to Racine County in the 1850s as dairy farmers.  Relatives still farm the family homestead.

Robin is a small business owner himself.  Robin runs a variety of businesses in Southeastern Wisconsin including rental properties, a car wash and a popcorn company. Since buying RoJos Popcorn Company in Burlington in 1996, Robin has successfully grown the business from a small 3-person, family-operated business to an operation that now employs 19 people.  His focus on customer-service has helped him grow his business and helped to shape his life as a public servant.

Since being elected to the State Assembly in 2004, Robin has made thousands of phone calls to his constituents in an effort to listen and learn more about the issues that are important to his constituents and their families. Whether citizens require assistance in navigating a government agency, have an idea to make government more efficient, or simply want to express an opinion, Robin is always available to listen.

Robin uses his constituents’ input as he works for a more efficient and effective government that holds the line on taxes.  Now in his fourth term in the Assembly, Robin serves as the Co-Chair of the powerful Joint Committee on Finance. As co-chair, Robin provided the necessary leadership to help eliminate the state’s $3.6 billion dollar budget deficit while maintaining essential state services.

Before being elected to the State Assembly in 2004, Robin served on the Racine County Board for 10 years.  During his tenure on the board, Robin played a key role in shaping the county budget by serving as the Chair of the Finance Committee.  While serving on the county board, property tax increases were kept to a minimum and any increases were consistently below the state average

Robin received his degree from UW – Whitewater in 1991 with a double major in Political Science and Public Relations. During college, Robin developed a passion for public service and became active in student government.  He was appointed by Governor Tommy Thompson as the student representative on the UW Board of Regents.

Robin strives to make life better for the residents of Racine County.  He is a member of many civic organizations, including Rotary and the Knights of Columbus.  He also is involved in many area chambers of commerce and the Racine County Republican Party.  Robin lives in Rochester.