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A fifth-generation Wisconsinite, Dave grew up in a family business, seeing firsthand the barriers to success big government places in front of small business. Hired out of college as an aide to Congressman Paul Ryan, Dave worked the next nine years helping Ryan advance the cause of limited government and the free enterprise system - while also holding a job in the private sector. Elected to represent the 83rd Assembly District in a special election in May of 2011, Dave has fought alongside Governor Walker to put Wisconsin's economy back on track, balancing the budget for the first time in over a decade, enacting concealed carry legislation and helping lead the fight against ObamaCare in Wisconsin. Before his election, Dave also served in various leadership positions in his church and also served on the Village of Big Bend Board of Trustees. In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and bowfishing. Dave and his wife, Amy, make their home in the Town of Vernon with their five children.

DNR Issues Advisory for Some Local Private Well Owners

Molybdenum

Yesterday, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released information regarding the potential for elevated levels of a particular naturally occurring metal, Molybdenum, being found in the private wells of some local communities (DNR Press Release). According to the DNR, elevated levels of Molybdenum were identified in some private wells located in:

• the towns of Caledonia, Raymond and Norway in Racine County;
• the city of Muskego in Waukesha County; and
• residents using private wells in Franklin and Oak Creek in Milwaukee County.

The DNR is advising all private well owners in those areas to test their well water for elevated levels of Molybdenum, along with their recommended routine tests for other contaminates. For more information about Molybdenum, please visit the DNR’s Molybdenum website at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Groundwater/molybdenum.html.

It is also important to note that while Molybdenum is a naturally occurring metal that is an essential nutrient at low levels, it can also be found in some waste products and thus the DNR has ensured me that they will continue to study the impacted area to determine the source of these elevated levels. My office will continue to be in direct contact with the DNR regarding this issue, and update you with information as it becomes available.

Best wishes,
Dave
 

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