Wisconsin Young Republicans Announce Resignation of Chair, Jacob Margis.

MILWAUKEE. – Jan. 4, 2018 -- Wisconsin Young Republicans (WIYRs) announced today that Jacob Margis has resigned as Chairman, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Margis' resignation was accepted by the Board of Directors, with his departure from the WIYRs he will assist in the transition of his duties and responsibilities to the Chairman Emeritus.

Mr. Margis commented: "The past three years have been an amazing journey. At the beginning, there were only four of us who had the passion and a little crazy to start a brand new organization without any outside support in an already existing system in Wisconsin politics. There were many times where we wanted to give up on the idea of building a new organization; just like a business, but we never gave up. Through perseverance and hard work, we successfully built the Wisconsin Young Republicans into a great organization that brings new people and new ideas to Republican politics. Our generation is considered to be the largest voting demographic in American politics today, so establishing our organization is paramount to continuing on our past successes in turning Wisconsin red in 2014, 2016, and hopefully 2018."

I came into this position with three goals: setting a foundation for our new organization, recruiting a good team of committed individuals, and getting more young conservatives involved in Wisconsin politics. I know we have achieved those goals. Stepping down was not an easy decision for me; I have prayed about this over the past couple of months and talked with family and friends. However, being a leader means you need to know when to step down and let new leadership step up and expand its organization's goals and reach. We have a lot to be proud of and this is only the beginning. I look forward to serving in an advisory role as Chairman Emeritus to the organization and the new Chairwoman, Samantha Machart. I wish her, the WIYR Executive Board, and its chapters the best of luck as it leads in promoting our conservative principles for many generations to come."


During Mr. Margis' time as Chairman he accomplished the following successes: 

  • Established seven chartered chapters with two to three emerging chapters
  • Recruited over 250 young conservatives to get involved in the organization
  • Raised nearly $15,000 since the organization's inception
  • Hosted the first WIYR Biennial State Convention in April 2017
  • Built a new WIYR brand and culture for the organization: Lead by example, work hard, and have fun
  • Assisted seven candidate's campaigns (US Senate, Congress, State Senate, and State Assembly) in their election for public office


About the Wisconsin Young Republicans

The Wisconsin Young Republicans (WIYR) is the Wisconsin Chapter of the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF). The Wisconsin Young Republicans was formed to bring together high school, college and young Republicans between the ages of 18 to 40. Our mission is to foster civic involvement, educate our members on current issues and to provide avenues for conservatives to provide their time and energy to support Republican candidates for office. For more information about YR of Wisconsin, please visit wisconsinyrs.gop.


Contact: Samantha Machart
Wisconsin Young Republicans

Statement on Tax Reform

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act into law, an action that has been decades in the making. This piece of legislation takes your hard earned money back from the politicians in Washington and puts it where it belongs - your own pocket. 

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act brings down the tax rate for middle-class families. By doubling the standard deduction, and increasing the child tax credit, families will be able to keep more of their hard-earned wages. By preserving the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction and eliminating the intrusive individual mandate, the middle class finally get the break they have been asking for and have needed for decades. 

Main Street will see a first-of-its-kind tax deduction, reducing their effective tax rate to no more than 29.6%. Small businesses drive our economy and employ millions of American workers. Allowing them to reinvest their income into their businesses will lead to higher paying jobs and more job openings for the American workforce.
Our corporations will finally see a tax code that will allow them to compete with foreign companies. Beginning January 1, 2018, the United States will no longer have the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world. By eliminating special interest deductions, and reducing the tax rate, businesses have a more equitable tax code that allows them to remain in the U.S. and gives them the opportunity to compete abroad. 
The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act sends a message to the United States of America and the world. It's a message that resonates with our hard-working taxpayers in the great state of Wisconsin. The law makes it clear; the American people are best suited to determine how to spend their hard-earned paychecks, not the government. Thanks to President Trump and a Republican Legislature, the United States is Open for Business again!