Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Governor Doyle Announces Appointment of Senator Carol Roessler as Administrator of State, Local Finance

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced State Senator Carol Roessler will become the Administrator of the Division of State and Local Finance at the Department of Revenue (DOR). Roessler’s appointment begins July 7, 2008. Senator Roessler announced her retirement from the Wisconsin State Senate in March.

“Carol Roessler has honorably served her constituents for a combined 26 years of service in the State Assembly and State Senate,” Governor Doyle said. “Her experience working with local officials for over the past two decades as a legislator makes her well-suited for this position.”

State Senator Carol Roessler was first elected to the State Assembly in 1982. She resigned her Assembly seat in 1987 when she was elected to the State Senate in a special election. Her most recent Senate committee assignments included: Economic Development, Job Creation, Family Prosperity and Housing; Health and Human Services; and Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection.

Through her work over the years, Roessler has illustrated her commitment to the people and communities in her Senate and Assembly districts. She has been recognized for her service with numerous awards from a variety of organizations, including groups representing local governments:
• League of Municipalities Recognition 2006;
• Alliance of Cities Outstanding Legislator 2005-06;
• Wisconsin Counties Association Outstanding Legislator 2003-04, 2001-02, 1999-2000, 1997-98, 1995-96 and Legislator of the Year 2005, 2006.

“I am honored to be appointed Administrator of the Division of State and Local Finance at the Department of Revenue. I am enthused and eager to accept this challenge and continue my public service in this new capacity,” Roessler stated.

DOR’s Division of State and Local Finance is responsible for a variety of duties working in partnership with local governments. Specific examples of the statutory responsibilities of the Division include:
• Calculating shared revenue payments;
• Enforcing levy limits;
• Issuing equalized values for all properties in the state to ensure equitable distribution of state aid; and
• Assessing all manufacturing, utility and telecommunications property.

“I am confident the Division of State and Local Finance will benefit from Carol Roessler’s leadership and will continue the tradition of being an efficient, innovative and customer-driven division,” said Revenue Secretary Roger M. Ervin.

The Division of State and Local Finance has 127 positions.


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