Waukesha Republican Loses Leadership Position After Harassment Allegations

State Rep. Bill Kramer is in treatment and is no longer the Majority Leader of the State Assembly.

State Rep. Bill Kramer (WI State Assembly)
State Rep. Bill Kramer (WI State Assembly)

A Republican assemblywoman from West Bend has taken over as the Majority Leader of the State Assembly after Rep. Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, was removed from the position following allegations of sexual harassment.

Kramer checked into a treatment facility, according to a statement from his staff.

After Kramer was accused of inappropriate behavior, Republicans and Democrats alike were critical of the state representative.

“The alleged behavior is reprehensible and won’t be tolerated,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a Republican, said in a prepared statement. “I expect that members of the Wisconsin State Legislature should always hold themselves to the highest standards and that’s why this matter will be dealt with swiftly.”

All state representative seats are up for election in November.

Pat Strachota, R-West Bend, will take over as the Majority Leader
Tom Hollman March 06, 2014 at 09:36 AM
WHEN you get into public office and swore a oath to uphold a higher set of ideals like dissolving this healthcare monopoly that is floundering you should stick to your guns don't mix social life with politics the other side sets traps for you that are easy to fall into on a lonely trail don't forget he was in the enamys backyard and set up as usual
Sarresa Hrenak March 06, 2014 at 12:03 PM
@Tom Hollman--As a Republican, and also as someone who voted for this man, I find his actions deplorable and degrading..I will NOT vote for Kramer ever again..He may as well just resign now, cuz I'm part of the vast majority of our party that has washed our hands of him..This has nothing to do with healthcare--if Kramer had been actually doing his job while in DC, this may have then been about healthcare..However instead of doing the job that we taxpayers elected him to, he was caught being a dirty old man..I'm seriously so sick of the men in office as of late, thinking that the social protocol associated with their elected positions, is beyond them..Whether you be the Mayor of Waukesha, or an Assemblyman--You are representing the integrity of the City of Waukesha and should conduct yourselves as such..Now, instead of all the blogs writing about how fair our city is, and how much Waukesha has to offer, they are writing about how first our Mayor snubbed POTUS, and now how our men treat women like pawns..We're the laughing-stock of the country right now and that's no one's fault but those involved..No one was set up..No traps were set..It was just Kramer being creepy--all on his own..I don't yet have an opinion on your "enamys" backyard comment, as there is no such word as "enamys" or what their backyard would look like..Maybe people without grammar skills, or people with their head in the conspiracy cloud are okay with Kramer's behavior--But normal people with honor, integrity, self worth, and half a brain can see the wolf that he is, in sheeps' clothing..
Mr Lundt March 06, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Sarresa--I have not heard of ONE person supporting Kramers action. He needs to go...period. The real eye opener is how Republicans handled the situation as opposed at how the democrats handle their idiots.
Mr Lundt March 06, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Not even Tom defended his actions--- sadly he did fall back on his tinfoil hat conspiracy theory despite a long history of public and private issues,
Rufus Jackson March 09, 2014 at 11:45 PM
C'mon Bill! Just hope their aren't more women comin out, then it could be a trap thing. So who is gonna replace this guy? Zero chance he runs again, skw won't allow that on his ballot. He probably resigns and gets rich as a consultant.


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