State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Wednesday, I chaired a public hearing for the Committee on Transportation and Elections about Senate Bill 6, the photo ID bill.
Many opinions about our electoral process were expressed. We heard from people in favor of the bill, against the bill, and people with suggestions to make the bill a better bill. All told, it was a robust conversation about the voting process.
Several good points were raised, and the committee will consider a revising the bill.
Going forward with this bill, we have a singular goal: to develop a piece of legislation that will restore integrity and confidence in our elections, and stand up to the highest legal standards without disenfranchising or discouraging anyone from voting legally. I am confident we will accomplish that goal.
Thank you to the many, many people taking time out of their day to attend the hearing and share their thoughts. Some people waited upwards six or seven hours to speak with the committee. Their commitment to the legislative process is applauded.