Governor Evers’ budget proposal would also establish an expungement procedure for people convicted of possessing, manufacturing or distributing less than 26 grams of marijuana and have completed their sentences.
Republicans who control the legislature would have to approve the budget items. State Rep. Rick Gundrum (R-Slinger) says he’ll vote against the measure.
“Unless it’s proven otherwise, I think it opens up the door to legalize it for recreational marijuana and I am definitely opposed to that,” Gundrum says.
During 2019, his fellow Assembly Republicans prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 750) which he failed to co-sponsor and was abesent from any reform efforts by the GOP in 2021-22.
Holds office State Assembly District 58
- Born Nenno, Wisconsin, September 4; married; 2 stepchildren; 4 grandchildren.
- Graduate Hartford Union High School; A.D., University of Wisconsin-Washington County; B.S. in Radio-TV-Film, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
- Business owner in broadcast media.
- Member: St. Peter Catholic Church; Washington County Republican Party; Slinger Advancement Association; Washington County Agricultural & Industrial Society; Slinger Housing Authority; Village of Slinger Board of Trustees (2009—present).
- Former Chair: Eastern Wisconsin Counties Railroad Consortium; Washington County Aging & Disability Resource Board; Washington County Board of Health; Washington-Ozaukee County Joint Board of Health; Washington County Board (2016—18).
- Former member: Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board of Directors; Wisconsin Counties Association Board of Directors; Wisconsin Counties Utility Tax Association Board of Directors; Washington County Board of Supervisors, 2006—18.
- Elected to Assembly in January 2018 special election. Reelected November 2018.
State Capitol, Room 312 North Post Office Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708