Assembly Parlor At The Capitol To Be Renamed After Tommy Thompson

(Madison) Tommy Thompson will be immortalized at the state capital. The Wisconsin Assembly this week voted to rename the assembly parlor in honor of Thompson. State Representative Mark Born of Beaver Dam says it was a positive experience on the assembly floor.

Born says Thompson’s unique ability to adapt to each situation helped him greatly over his years in leadership positions. Born says the news was a surprise to Thompson who was able to be on hand for the announcement.

Meanwhile, Tommy Thompson says he will announce in April if he’s going to run for governor again. The Republican is already Wisconsin’s longest-serving governor in history, holding that office from 1987 to 2001.

Most recently, he’s been acting president of the University of Wisconsin System, a post he’ll step away from in March. The Republican primary field is already crowded with Rebecca Kleefisch, Kevin Nicholson, and Tim Ramthun.


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