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.
At 12:30 AM Wednesday, Senate Democrats obstructed approval of Assembly Bill 7 (AB 7), an elections reform measure. Most notably, AB 7 requires citizens to provide photo identification to vote at a polling place or to vote absentee.
State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin), a sponsor of AB 7 and Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportations and Elections, issued the following statement after the Senate adjourned just after 1:00 AM Wednesday.
“Early this morning, Senate Democrats again used stall tactics to delay a vote on needed legislation. The Democrats used a procedural maneuver to stand in the way of approval of long-overdue voter ID legislation.
“The vast majority of Wisconsinites support requiring photo identification to vote. By preventing a vote on Assembly Bill 7 tonight, the Senate Democrats again demonstrate they are out of touch with the average