Rebecca Kleefisch, Lt. Governor of Wisconsin
The political profile of the state's 44th lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, is growing. A self-described "Wisconsin-proud conservative woman," Kleefisch was elected to office in 2010. She is a former small-business owner and television news reporter. She serves as Wisconsin's "Jobs Ambassador," and acts as an economic development liaison and advocate for small business owners. In May of 2014, the Washington Post named Kleefisch one of 40 rising political stars under the age of 40. During her visit to the Law School, Kleefisch will talk about her role as lieutenant governor, the importance of women voters in the coming election year, and why she traded television for politics.