Congratulations to the Grobschmidt family for this terrific, and well-deserved, honor. From Rep. Jessie Rodriguez …
On Thursday evening, my colleagues and I unanimously approved Senate Bill 99, legislation that will name the bridge on the Hank Aaron State Trail after former state representative and senator, Richard Grobschmidt.
Rick was a lifelong resident of South Milwaukee and devoted public servant. He began his career in 1966 as a civics teacher at South Milwaukee High School. In 1985, he was elected to the state Assembly serving five terms before serving three terms in the state Senate. His accomplished career culminated in his role as Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Sadly, Rick passed away last year after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
During the public hearing last month, friends and family came to Madison to testify on SB 99, sharing heartwarming stories and fond memories that showed the positive impact Rick had on so many in our community.
Rick’s work ethic and fond memory will live on with the naming of the Richard A. Grobschmidt memorial bridge; a deserving honor for a great man.
Here is my previous post on this.
Thanks to Rep. Rodriguez and Sen. Chris Larson for shepherding this through the legislature. I will keep you posted on any fundraising necessary for the project.