I have served the residents of Howard as a local elected official for the past seven years. In that capacity, I have led the way on creating hundreds of private-sector jobs, lowering taxes, eliminating government debt and ensuring the highest quality of core services for our residents and businesses.

It is my intent to build upon these successes and deliver similar results at the state level as the next state Assembly representative for the 4th District.

I believe that a limited, focused government ensures more money stays in the pockets of hard-working families and creates a fertile environment for business development. By holding the line on taxes, job creators can invest more money in their employees and businesses.

To that end, I have worked hard as a local elected official to right-size the village of Howards government operations. This effort has resulted in Howards government having the lowest spending per capita of any municipality its size in the state.

Additionally, Howard will be the only village or city in the entire state with zero tax levy supported debt in 2015. These fiscally responsible approaches to government have dramatically improved our business climate and have attracted several new companies to our community.

My work on protecting the taxpayer and encouraging business development has also assisted our local government in delivering the highest level of core services to our taxpayers, including quality roads, unparalleled public works services and an outstanding park system.

If elected on Nov. 4, it is my intent to build upon these successes as the next state representative to the 4th Assembly District.

David Steffen of Howard is the Republican candidate for the 4th Assembly District

o Age: 43

o Home: Howard

o Political experience: Brown County supervisor, 2012-present; Howard village trustee, 2007-present

o Other relevant experience: Small business owner (Farmers Best Home Delivery); director of operations, Taxpayers Network Inc.; executive director, Team Lambeau (organization created to save Lambeau Field in 2000); founder, Howard Small Business Partnership; president, Ashwaubenon Business Association; president, Prevent Blindness - Northeast Wisconsin