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.
Today I had the honor of voting for the mining bill, Senate Bill 1, on the floor of the State Assembly.
I would like to share with you my press release after the vote this evening.
Rep. Craig Reacts to Passage of Pro-Jobs Mining Bill
Madison, Wis. – Today the Wisconsin State Assembly passed an historic mining bill that will help create thousands of good, family supporting jobs in Wisconsin. After casting his vote in favor of this monumental legislation, Rep. Craig (R-Town of Vernon) released the following statement:
“For far too long our state has put unnecessary hurdles in the way of responsible iron ore mining. The facts are clear; this legislation will maintain strong state and federal environmental protections, while allowing job-creating mining companies to have certainty that when they apply to mine in our great state, they will have a clearly defined timeline and an answer in a timely manner.
“Not only will this legislation help create thousands of jobs in Northern Wisconsin, but it will also help create many jobs in Southeastern Wisconsin, including in the 83rd Assembly District.
“Today’s vote reaffirms that the miner on our state’s flag is alive and well – and here to stay.”