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Candidates and Issues WS Assembly District 81 Fred Clark

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Bio: Rep. Clark was first elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in November of 2008. During the 2008-2009 Session, he was Vice-Chair of the Assembly Forestry Committee and the Tourism, Recreation and State Properties Committee. He served as a member of the Natural Resources and Rural Economic Development Committees.  

During the 2011-2012 Legislative Session, Rep. Clark serves on the Assembly Committees on Education; Natural Resources; and Rules. He is the ranking member on the Assembly Committee on Tourism, Recreation, and State Properties. He also serves as Caucus Chair for the Assembly Democratic Caucus. 

Environmental protection, education, small business, and promotion of our state tourism industry are top priorities for Rep. Clark. He introduced legislation to –

  • More evenly distribute school aids while holding the line on property taxes;
  • Promote historic and economic redevelopment in downtown business districts;
  • Provide tax credits and update Wisconsin's Small Business Loan Guarantee Program by providing loan guarantees to small businesses for startup and expansion;
  • Return the Wisconsin Conservation Corps to the state which would provide state youth with practical career training and work experience while maintaining our proud stewardship of the state's natural resources.

As the current representative for the Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo, our state's premier resort areas, rep. Clark promotes our state as a destination location for vacationers and sportsmen. 

Rep. Clark received his undergraduate from Michigan State University and his Masters from UW-Madison. He is a forester/forestry contractor and small business owner. He is a member of the League of Conservation Voters, Wisconsin Council on Forestry, and Governor's Council on Tourism. 

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