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Eric Bott serves as State Director for Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin and has a long history of working to advance free-markets in the Badger State.

Before joining AFP, Eric Bott worked as Director of Environmental and Energy Policy for Wisconsin’s largest general business trade association, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. There, Bott served as a key point of contact with the Legislature and Governor Walker’s administration on environmental policy.  In recent years, he successfully led efforts to advance regulatory reforms for Wisconsin employers and aggressively opposed the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Prior to his time at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Bott served for more than ten years as a staffer to the Wisconsin Legislature. Most recently, Bott worked as Policy Director to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald where he was instrumental in developing and advancing iron mining reform.

Previously, Bott worked as Budget and Policy Director for Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald where he ran point on advancing the most significant reforms of the 2011-13 session including Collective Bargaining Reform (Act 10) and Voter ID.

Bott considers himself blessed to be able to go to work each and every day to advance the cause of economic liberty.  He graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in Waunakee with his wife and three children.