Jim Ott

Jim Ott
Candidate For Assembly District 23

Jim Ott

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Republican
Address: 

11743 North Lake Shore Dr., Mequon, WI 53092

Phone Number: 
608-266-0486

Candidate Biography

From candidate's Facebook page

As a lifelong resident of southeastern Wisconsin, Jim Ott has lived in the district since 1986 and served the 23rd Assembly District in the State Legislature since 2007.

Some say his many years as a popular TV weathercaster have helped him forecast solutions to some of the key issues facing our state. He has worked tirelessly with colleagues and constituents alike to champion issues important to us all.

Jim chaired the Assembly Judiciary and Ethics Committee, as well as co-chaired the Joint Committee for the Review of Administrative rules during the 2011-12 session of the Legislature. He worked hard to lower property taxes by voting for Act 10 and other bills that helped our state eliminate a $3.6 billion budget shortfall without raising taxes. Despite the intentions of some to keep doing business as usual rather than cut waste and inefficiencies in state agencies, he agrees with those in the district who believe that we must use our state revenue and resources as wisely as possible.

Like you, Jim believes the penalties for serious crimes should be increased. He plans to reintroduce legislation to strengthen drunk driving laws in the next session, and also a new bill requiring first time OWI offenders to appear in court