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Kulp hires familiar legislative aide, prepares for upcoming votes

69th District Representative Bob Kulp (R) Stratford
69th District Representative Bob Kulp (R) Stratford

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) -- Wisconsin’s Legislative session is underway, and one of the newest Representatives is settling into his new role. That’s 69th District Representative Bob Kulp.

One of the first things Kulp had to do was set up his office in Madison. As a freshman legislator, Kulp gets one staff member, and he says several qualified people wanted the opportunity to help him and his constituents. “We interviewed quite a few people, and really chose the gentleman who was there in the (former Representative Scott) Suder legislative session, so we’ve continued that. It will be a familiar face. Jim Emerson is very adept at handling concerns and at everything in the building.”

Kulp says many of the bills that will be considered between now and April are already in the pipeline, so he’s been studying them and forming his opinions, making notes, and deciding how he will vote once they come up on the Assembly floor. “Already coming down the pike, there’s quite a few bills that I’ve co-sponsored that are dealing with just clearing up idiosyncrasies and craziness within different aspects of state legislation, so that really is the primary concern.”

Kulp is also a businessman back home in Stratford, and says that will help him understand the impact various proposals have on jobs, job creation, and business in general.