April 9, 2013
Stephanie Smiley, 608-266-1683

Statement From Secretary Kitty Rhoades On Her Senate Confirmation

MADISON-Today Kitty Rhoades, Governor Scott Walker's appointee to serve as Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary, was confirmed by a bipartisan vote of the State Senate. Secretary Rhoades offered the following statement:

"I would like to thank Governor Scott Walker for the honor and privilege of serving in his Administration first as Deputy Secretary and now as Secretary of the Department of Health Services. I am thrilled to continue my service to the people of Wisconsin in this new capacity and humbled by the bipartisan support I have received.

"I also want to thank Senator Leah Vukmir for her leadership of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee as well as all of the Committee members; Senators Moulton, Lazich, Erpenbach and Carpenter for their endorsement. I look forward to a successful working relationship with all members of the state legislature."