Americans For Prosperity – Wisconsin Announces New Legislative Director

Apr 27, 2023 by AFP

MADISON, WI –Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) announced the hire of Jerry Ponio as Legislative Director. Ponio previously served as Chief of Staff to Senator Alberta Darling.

“I am thrilled to join an organization that champions the success of all Wisconsinites,” said Ponio. “I am looking forward to collaborating with the AFP team to continue their efforts in ensuring that Wisconsin remains an exceptional place to live, work, and raise a family.”

“We are thrilled to have Jerry join our team,” said AFP-WI State Director Megan Novak. His experience on the Joint Finance Committee and work in the Wisconsin legislature will be a tremendous asset to our team as we continue our efforts to drive meaningful policies that expand opportunity for all Wisconsinites.”

Prior to joining AFP-WI, Ponio worked in the office of Senator Alberta Darling since 2014, serving most recently as Chief of Staff. He brings extensive experience working in the Wisconsin State Senate, including on the Joint Finance, Education, and Judiciary and Public Safety committees. Prior to that, he worked for Representative John Nygren and Representative Jim Ott. Ponio is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently resides in Madison with his family.