WAUSAU (WAOW) -- A state representative from South Central Wisconsin officially throws his hat into the ring for Lieutenant Governor.
Brett Davis, a Republican, has been touring the state this week. Wednesday morning he stopped at the Marathon County Courthouse.
Davis is in his third term at state representative in the 80th district.
As Lieutenant Governor, Davis says he'll cut $40 million in government spending in his first year.
"I believe the role of the next Lieutenant Governor is to be the leading taxpayer watchdog in Wisconsin." Davis says, "We constantly have to work to rid out fraud, waste and abuse in our government. We should not be in the top ten most taxed states in the country."
Wisconsin's current Lieutenant Governor, Barbara Lawton, opted not to seek re-election.
Three other Republicans, besides Davis, and four Democrats have filed paperwork to run.