Davis Endorsed by Fellow Legislators
Brett Davis endorsed by 19 state representatives and 4 state senators in bid for lieutenant governor
(Madison) – State Representative Brett Davis’s campaign for lieutenant governor has won the backing of 23 state legislators. Davis announced an endorsement list today that included a broad list of legislative backers from all parts of the state.
"Brett Davis’s plan to transform the lieutenant governor’s office into a taxpayer watchdog is exactly what our state needs right now," said State Representative Mark Honadel. “Brett has the experience and the vision to actually make the lieutenant governor relevant to the people of Wisconsin.”
“Brett is the only candidate in this race who has direct experience working on state issues,” said State Senator Ted Kanavas. “Given the current state budget disaster, taxpayers need a hard-working conservative in the Lt. Governor’s office who will hit the ground running. Wisconsin needs Brett Davis.”
Davis has based his campaign for lieutenant governor on a pledge to transform the position into the leading taxpayer watchdog in the state with the chief mission of rooting out waste, fraud and abuse. Each year Davis serves as lieutenant governor he will propose an amount equal to at least 100 times the lieutenant governor’s office budget in wasteful government spending to eliminate.
The 2011 operations budget for the office of lieutenant governor was $390,800. Under Davis’ formula he would then propose nearly $40 million in government spending cuts in his first year in office.
“I am honored to be recognized for my efforts and receive the endorsement of these key legislative leaders,” said Davis. “I look forward to working with the Legislature to eliminate wasteful government spending.”
Davis was elected to his south central Wisconsin Assembly District as one of the youngest members of the Legislature in 2004. Despite liberal special interest groups spending over a million dollars attacking him, Davis managed to win reelection twice in a district where President Barack Obama took 64% of the vote.
In addition to his legislative service, Davis is a small businessman working as a Realtor for Hedeman Real Estate Company and serving as the immediate past president of the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce.
Davis has also been endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, Governor Tommy Thompson, the majority of Waukesha County GOP executive board members (as individuals), Congressman Mark Green and former State Representative and 2006 candidate for lt. governor Jean Hundertmark. In addition to these endorsements, Davis was leading vote getter on each of the three ballots cast in the lieutenant governor’s race at the 2010 Republican Party of Wisconsin state convention with a margin of at least 12 percent over his next closest rival.
The following state legislators have endorsed Brett Davis for Lieutenant Governor:
Sen. Ted Kanavas
Rep. Mark Honadel
Rep. Robin Vos
Rep. Samantha Kerkman
Sen. Randy Hopper
Sen. Joe Leibham
Rep. Mike Huebsch
Rep. Kitty Rhoades
Rep. Scott Suder
Rep. Jeff Mursau
Rep. Gary Bies
Rep. Joan Ballweg
Rep. Mary Williams
Sen. Mike Ellis
Rep. John Nygren
Rep. Gary Tauchen
Rep. Tom Lothian
Rep. Steve Kestell
Rep. Dean Kaufert
Rep. Dick Spanbauer
Rep. John Townsend
Rep. Dan Knodl
Rep. Keith Ripp
Paid for by Brett Davis for Lieutenant Governor Jason Thompson, Treasurer