Boston—Speaker Robin Vos (R-Wis.) has been elected vice president of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization serving the nation’s 7,382 state lawmakers and legislative staff. Vos took office at NCSL's Legislative Summit in Boston, Aug. 9.
The Wisconsin speaker will serve one year as vice president, ascend to president-elect the following year, and then become president at the Legislative Summit in 2019. NCSL leadership alternates between parties every year.
"It's an honor that my fellow colleagues from around the country have elected me as vice president of NCSL,” said Speaker Vos. “NCSL provides a great venue to discuss innovative ideas to the many issues facing our states. I look forward to working with the NSCL Executive Committee under the direction of new NCSL President Sen. Deb Peters of South Dakota and representing my state of Wisconsin in this national organization.”
Vos has served as the 75th speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly since 2011. In the preceding years, he served consecutively in the Wisconsin State Assembly beginning in 2004.
During his time as speaker, the Legislature has approved one of the largest tax cuts in Wisconsin history and became the 25th right-to-work state in our country. He also is proud of the bipartisan work in the Assembly where more than 90 percent of the bills passed receive bipartisan support. His speaker's task forces have developed important legislation on topics including mental health, rural schools, Alzheimer's and dementia, urban education and youth workforce readiness.
Vos lives in Racine County where he operates a variety of businesses in southeastern Wisconsin.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.