Rebecca Kleefisch, a former small business owner and news reporter, is Wisconsin’s 44th Lieutenant Governor. Rebecca serves as Wisconsin’s “Jobs Ambassador” and spearheads the Governor’s Small Business Summit, as well as holding listening and input sessions all over the state. She chaired the Governor’s Subcabinet on Workforce Investment that developed the “Wisconsin Working” plan, designed to connect the unemployed to jobs, encourage the hiring of veterans and address Wisconsin’s graying manufacturing workforce. Rebecca serves as an economic development liaison and advocate for small business owners and is co-chair of the Minority Unemployment Task Force. The Lieutenant Governor is also known for her work on veterans’ issues; she advocated for the declaration of 2012 as “The Year of the Veteran”. The public/private partnership initiative honors, celebrates and offers opportunities to Wisconsin’s heroes. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the mother of two daughters, Ella and Violet. She lives in Oconomowoc with her husband, State Representative Joel Kleefisch. Further reading: Op/ed - Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: We...