The race here will be decided on August 11th, 2020 in a primary. With no Democrat filed in the 98th Assembly District (Map), the Republican gets the job, but which one. Rob Ochoa (R) to challenge Adam Neylon (R). Let’s examine the two under the microscope of marijuana reform. The 98th District is primary Pewaukee, Sussex and Waukesha in Waukesha County.
Republican assembly representative Adam Neylon from Pewaukee has not co-sponsored any legislation on marijuana reform since elected in 2013.
March 2020 Republicans circulated a decriminalization bill for co-sponsorship which he did not co-sponsor.
Rep. Neylon received a failing grade from NORML during the 2019-20 legislative session.
Holds office State Assembly District 98
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On July 22, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed incumbent Rep. Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) who is running for re-election for the 98th Assembly District in the upcoming partisan primary election.
In the interview, Neylon hints he may support whatever the Republicans still got cooking from last session on the medicinal end, but on recreational is a step to far, revenue alone is not the reason to legalize, he says public policy should not be set because it could generate revenue. He says public policy should be set off public safety, public health, driving concerns and if Wisconsin takes the step of regulation, you would have to create a large government agency. He says other states had to regulate it, including testing, packaging and he wants to be slow and deliberate about it this, there has been work done in previous sessions, particular medical and medical would be be a first step before jumping into recreational.
On July 22, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Rob Ochoa (R-Pewaukee) who is running for the 98th Assembly District in the upcoming partisan primary election.
In the interview, Rob Ochoa stated he did not support medical nor recreational marijuana, labeling it a gateway drug and that his district does not support it.
Although the 98th District is primarily the village of Pewaukee, it does border the City of Waukesha and has Waukesha residents voting in it, which in 2018 passed an advisory referendum on marijuana by 77%.
Direct contact info for voters of Pewaukee, Waukesha, Sussex: Rob For Wisconsin
Primary Election is Tuesday August 11, 2020
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