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The WPPA Issues Its 2018 Legislative Report Card

The WPPA Issues Its 2018 Legislative Report Card

Legislators of the Year and Law Enforcement Honor Roll Are Also Named


On September 28, the WPPA released its biennial report card ranking Wisconsin’s lawmakers for their support during the 2017-18 legislative session. The rankings are the product of a cumulative scoring methodology that awards and deducts points to lawmakers for their actions at every stage of the legislative process on each bill for which the WPPA registered its support or opposition with the State Ethics Commission. The approach recognizes lawmakers for the bills and amendments they introduce, their committee votes, and their votes on the floors of their respective chambers.

“Since 2006, the WPPA Legislative Report Card has served as an objective and completely non-partisan assessment of how much our elected leaders support the issues that matter to Wisconsin’s law enforcement officers,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “It provides the dedicated men and women that police our streets with a valuable resource that they can use to inform themselves when deciding how they will vote in the fall elections.”

In addition to ranking legislators in both the State Assembly and Senate, the report card also announced which lawmakers had been named to its “Law Enforcement Honor Roll,” and that it had awarded the “WPPA Legislator of the Year” distinction to State Senator Van Wanggaard and State Representative André Jacque.

“As our report card demonstrates, Sen. Wanggaard and Rep. Jacque have been superb champions for both public safety and the officers that serve to provide it,” said Palmer. “They and the other lawmakers recognized on our Law Enforcement Honor Roll have proven their support of the officers that serve to keep Wisconsin a safe place in which to live, work, and raise a family.”

With more than 10,000 members from nearly 300 local association affiliates, the WPPA is the state’s largest law enforcement group.

Review the WPPA’s 2018 Legislative Report Card

Anyone with questions or comments is encouraged to contact WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer at by telephone at 608-273-3840 or by e-mail at .