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Letter to the Editor: Novak thanks voters
Todd Novak
Todd Novak

From Todd Novak

Wisconsin Assembly, 51st District


To the Editor: 

I want to take this opportunity to thank the voters of the 51st Assembly District for re-electing me to serve as their state Representative. I’m very humbled to have won 49 of the 60 villages, townships, and cities I represent, and by my biggest margin since I was first elected to the Assembly. Thank you for your support and your confidence in me to be your voice in Madison.

I ran on being an independent Republican voice for the residents of Southwest Wisconsin. Since I was elected in 2014, I have always strived to put the people of my district over politics. No matter how you voted, I hope you will take the time to reach out to my office and provide input on issues that matter most to you. When difficult decisions arise in Madison, I review messages sent to my office to gain a better understanding of where my constituents stand. While I cannot promise that we will always agree, your voice matters and I hope you will share it with me.

There is no doubt that our district and the state of Wisconsin have a difficult road ahead. We must work to manage COVID-19 and pass additional bipartisan relief that includes expansion of testing capabilities and ensures efficient distribution of a vaccine. Earlier this year, the Governor and the legislature came together to pass bipartisan legislation to address the pandemic. I’m confident that we can do this once again.

The pandemic has also shined a light on the challenges our rural communities continue to face. As work begins on the budget, I will advocate for additional investments in our rural schools, resources to care for our vulnerable and elderly populations, prioritizing of rural infrastructure projects, and expansion of high-speed internet access.

Finally, I’m proud of the work we did on protecting water quality in our state as Chairman of the Task Force on Water Quality and plan to build upon that progress this session.

I cannot say enough about how we live in the most beautiful part of Wisconsin. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to serve. Let’s get to work.