Strachota elected Wis. Assembly majority leader
- Associated Press
- March 4, 2014 - 1:45 PM
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Assembly Republicans have picked Rep. Pat Strachota to serve as their majority leader, making her the first female majority leader in state history.
Strachota replaces Rep. Bill Kramer, who was voted out unanimously Tuesday amid allegations that he sexually harassed at least two women last week.
The 58-year-old Strachota announced earlier this year that she would not seek re-election to a sixth term in order to spend more time with her 90-year-old mother. But now she will take on the second most powerful position in the Assembly.
She will also help Republicans on the campaign trail this fall. Republicans hold a 60-39 majority.
Strachota, of West Bend, beat Rep. Mary Williams for the post. Williams, of Medford, is also retiring at the end of the year.
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