Felzkowski, Callahan take oaths of office

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

MADISON – State Senator Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) and State Representative Calvin Callahan (R-Tomahawk) were sworn into their respective offices on Monday, Jan. 4.

Felzkowski will represent Wisconsin’s 12th Senate District, which includes all of Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Menominee, and Oneida counties, as well as parts of Marathon, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano, and Vilas counties. Felzkowski replaces Tom Tiffany, who represented the district from 2013 to 2020. He resigned in May of last year to be sworn in as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.

During her four-year term, Felzkowski will serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing, and Forestry, along with serving as a member of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. She will also serve as Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and as Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review, and Consumer Protection.

“The 12th Senate District is one of the largest in Wisconsin, and home to some of the toughest, most respectable, and hardest-working Wisconsinites in our state,” Felzkowski said in a statement. “I promise to honor you by bringing those same qualities to Madison as your representative in the State Senate. I will stand as a firm voice for conservative ideas, for principles of freedom and personal responsibility, and most importantly, for our district, and for each and every one of you in the Northwoods.”

Callahan will represent the state’s 35th Assembly District, comprised all of Lincoln and Langlade counties and parts of Oneida, Shawano and Marathon counties. Felzkowski had represented the district for four terms before her election to the State Senate.

During his two-year term, Callahan will serve as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Committee on Corrections, as well as on the Assembly Committees on Sporting Heritage, Rural Development, Transportation, Criminal Justice and Public Safety, and Forestry, Parks, and Outdoor Recreation.

“I am honored to represent the hardworking people of Wisconsin’s 35th Assembly District,” Callahan said in a statement. “With the state budget process coming up soon, I look forward to tackling the issues that are important to my constituents, such as rural broadband expansion and local road funding. Thank you for trusting me to be your voice in the State Assembly.”

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