State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, has a history of not backing down amid controversy.
Decades ago she questioned her child's teacher about the research behind certain reading strategies. She stood by Gov. Scott Walker when protestors flooded the Capitol in Madison before the state approved Act 10 in 2011, dramatically restricting collective bargaining for most public employees.
Kira Schmidt, 9, Monroe, waits as Joe Snow, also of Monroe, performs a preliminary safety check on her bicycle during the Bike Rally at the Green County Family YMCA April 21. The Bike Rally was sponsored by the Monroe Optimists, which Snow is a part of. He has been volunteering at the Bike Rally for about four years. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)