October 25, 2014

Zipperer leaving Senate office

A state lawmaker is giving up his job to go work for Governor Scott Walker. State Senator Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee) announced Wednesday that he is resigning to take over as Governor Walker’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel.

Zipperer was in the middle of his first term representing the 33rd Senate District, and previously served two terms in the Assembly.

In a statement, the Pewaukee Republican says he’s been proud of his efforts in the Legislature to balance the budget, eliminate wasteful spending, and bring jobs back to the state.

Zipperer will replace Ryan Murray as Deputy Chief of Staff. Murray, a longtime Republican staffer, is leaving the position to take over as the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.