August to seek re-election in new Assembly district
August, 29, will run for the 32nd Assembly district seat, the same district he now represents, but he was forced to move to stay in the district. He moved from the Delavan area to Geneva Township to remain in the new 32nd district that was created by the decennial redistricting.
“I look forward to discussing with voters the numerous accomplishments of this legislative session as well as my ideas to keep Wisconsin on the right path,” August said in a press release issued Thursday.
Among his accomplishments during his first term, August listed “eliminating a $3.6 billion structural budget deficit, reducing the size of government and protecting personal freedoms and human life.”
August was one of four area representatives elected to first terms in the Assembly in 2010.
“Along with the other freshmen members of the Assembly, I was elected on the message of reforming Madison and turning our state around,” August said. “I feel I’ve delivered on all of my previous campaign promises and am excited to earn the voters’ trust once again.”
August, a lifelong Walworth County resident, now serves as vice chairman of the Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy and is a member of the Insurance and Homeland Security and State Affairs committees.
The new 32nd Assembly District includes all or parts of the cities of Delavan and Lake Geneva, the villages of East Troy and Genoa City and the towns of Linn, Bloomfield, Wheatland, Lyons, Geneva, Delavan, Spring Prairie, Lafayette, Burlington and East Troy.