During the
Legislative Session

Lobbying Principals

2021-2022 Legislative Session
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Principal Name: Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Business Or Interest: Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the success of the foodservice and hospitality industry. The WRA provides representation for the restaurant industry to create a favorable political and regulatory environment at all levels of government. The WRA represents over 7,000 locations. WRA members include all types of restaurants, from seasonal drive-ins, supper clubs, diners and locally owned franchisees to corporate dining and hotels/resorts. Over 70 percent of WRA members are independent restaurants with alcohol licenses.
Lobbying Interests: The Wisconsin Restaurant Association will work to insure that no new taxes on small businesses are created and maintain equal property tax relief for businesses. WRA will work to maintain the September 1 school start law and an increase in the state budget for tourism promotion. WRA is keenly interested in all alcohol laws and their impact on the ever changing restaurant industry. WRA will work to limit new mandates on employers in the area of employee benefits or health insurance and finding a viable solution for more small businesses to offer affordable health insurance to their employees. WRA is interested in workplace issues such as minimum wage, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, and teen labor laws. WRA will work to protect the integrity of the restaurant industry by working for necessary and equitable regulations associated with safe food handling. WRA will work for utility deregulation to effect small businesses positively.
CEO Name: Kristine Hillmer
Title: Executive Vice President
Contact Name: Susan G Quam
Address: 2801 Fish Hatchery Road
City, State, Zip: Fitchburg, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 270-9950
Fax: (608) 270-9960