Editor's Note: The following press release was provided to Patch by Vince Trovato. The press release is printed in its entirety.
Longtime Waukesha resident Vince Trovato announced his candidacy in the Republican primary for Wisconsin’s 97th State Assembly District seat on May 1.
Trovato holds a Bachelor’s Degree in international studies and history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a 2000 graduate of Waukesha West High School. While at Waukesha West, Trovato was a delegate at Badger Boys State and was on the baseball and academic decathlon teams.
Most recently, he worked with the International Republican Institute in Juba, South Sudan where he designed party platforms, authored communications strategies, and worked with South Sudanese political parties in their attempt to forge a working democracy in the world's newest nation.
The 32-year-old candidate has long been active in Waukesha County’s Republican Party, serving in a variety of political posts along the way. Trovato served on the Executive Board for the Waukesha County Republican Party and coordinated campaign efforts for the Wisconsin GOP’s efforts on John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. He also served as a policy adviser in the office of Assembly Assistant Majority Leader Dan Knodl during the 2011-2012 legislative session.
As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Trovato served as an intern for then-State Representative Scott Walker.
Trovato’s family has deep roots in the City of Waukesha. His grandparents originally came to the City of Waukesha during the Great Depression in the 1930s. His grandfather was a longtime employee of the Waukesha Motor Works. His father, Tim, served for 14 years on the Waukesha County Park Board and founded the Waukesha Firebirds youth baseball program. His mother, Carol, has been a teacher in the Waukesha School District for more than 30 years.
“I’ve been a part of this community my entire life, and now I hope to continue to serve it as a state representative,” Trovato said. “The morals, values and lessons I learned growing up here were all a product of my upbringing in this community, and I want nothing more than to help ensure that this remains a wonderful place to make an honest living and raise a family.”