MADISON (WKOW) — Speaker Robin Vos (R-Wis.) has become president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization serving the nation’s 7,383 state lawmakers and more than 20,000 legislative staff, at the annual Legislative Summit in Los Angeles.
He is the first Wisconsin legislator to hold this leadership position in the national organization.
Speaker Vos, the current NCSL vice president, succeeds Toi Hutchinson (D-Ill.), state senator from Illinois, who will become NCSL president.
NCSL alternates leadership between the two parties each year.
Vos will be named NCSL president at the 2019 Legislative Summit.
"I look forward to working with the NCSL Executive Committee and representing Wisconsin as we advocate for a greater reliance on federalism to allow states to innovate and find solutions for the issues facing our country today,” said Speaker Vos.
Vos has served as the 75th speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly since 2013.
In the preceding years, he served consecutively in the Wisconsin State Assembly beginning in 2004.
Vos lives in Rochester, Wisconsin where he operates a variety of businesses in southeastern Wisconsin.