Frank Lasee is president of The Heartland Institute.
The Heartland Institute unanimously voted to elect Frank Lasee as president on July 23, 2019.
Frank is a former member of the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly. He was a key ally of Gov. Scott Walker in the Wisconsin Senate, actively working their ambitious agenda to successfully close the state's 2011 $3.6 billion deficit without raising taxes.
In 2017, Governor Walker asked Frank to join his administration as the leader of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Division. He also led the effort and voted for major property and income tax reductions, government tax and spending controls, welfare reform and many other common sense reforms.
Frank was a strong advocate of fiscal responsibility, individual freedom, limited government and free markets. He authored the Wisconsin Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which constitutionally required a balanced budget and locked-in spending and taxing limits on all state and local governments. His leadership made it the largest issue outside of the state budget for two legislative sessions.
Outside of public service, Frank was a real estate broker.