The Wisconsin Auctioneers Association actively advocates for the auction industry through grassroots lobbying and a WAA legislative fund. Member engagement and donations are key to the success of WAA advocacy efforts.

Get involved

WAA promotes grassroots lobbying for WAA advocacy.

From professional licensing and small business regulations to changing real estate and tax laws, the issues impacting the auction industry are many. Led by the Legislative Committee, the WAA’s efforts focus on proactively identifying, prioritizing and acting upon state issues that affect the way our members do business.

Legislative Committee

The legislative committee is actively involved in a grassroots effort.

Day on the Hill

The WAA hosts a Day on the Hill at the State Capitol in Madison to advocate for the industry.

NAA Day on the Hill

Travel to Washington DC with auctioneers from around the country to advocate for the auction industry.

Talking Points

In order to assist auctioneers and others in this effort, WAA will supply Talking Points for when you meet with your representative.

Breaking News

Stay current on the breaking news taking place in the auction industry!

Advocacy Efforts

The current list of topics and bills that the WAA is monitoring on your behalf.

Your Representative

Know your representatives. Learn how to contact your federal, state, and local elected leaders.

Donate Now

The WAA has a separate legislative fund to provide financial support to these activities. Please consider donating.

Legislative Chairman

Robert Petts is the President and owner of Wisconsin Estate Solutions, a full-service auction company located in Schofield, Wisconsin.

He conducts and oversees 50+ auctions a year and provides services and assistance to families, attorneys, and Bank trustees that are settling an estate or business.

He has an extensive background in high end collectibles with emphasis on Rare Coins, Comic Books, and Sports Memorabilia.

He is designated a Certified Estate Specialist (CES), a member of CAI 2023 class, a graduate of the World-Wide College of Auctioneering and a member of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, and the National Auctioneers Association. He has been married to Liz for 31 years and his hobbies include travel and spending time with his Grandchildren.

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