Speaker Robin Vos of Wisconsin became the 47th president of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) at the annual Legislative Summit in Nashville.
Vos, a Republican, succeeds Democrat Senator Toi Hutchinson of Illinois. NCSL, a bipartisan organization that serves the nation’s 7,383 state lawmakers and more than 20,000 legislative staff, alternates its leadership annually between the two parties. Vos is the first elected official from Wisconsin in this leadership post.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues from around the country as the new NCSL president,” said Vos.
“Throughout my years at the bipartisan organization, NCSL has served as the premier voice for states, providing valuable resources to members and effectively advocating on behalf of states in Washington, D.C. In this role, I will continue to represent my home state of Wisconsin and work to advocate for a greater reliance on federalism to allow states to innovate and find solutions for the issues facing our country today.”
Vos has served as the 75th speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly since 2013. He is the longest serving GOP speaker in Wisconsin history. In the preceding years, he served consecutively in the Wisconsin State Assembly beginning in 2004.