Alberta Darling (Rep.), 8th Senate District
Born Hammond, IN, April 28; married; 2 children, 3 grandchildren. Graduate UW-Madison 1966; grad. work UW-Milwaukee 1972-74. Former teacher and marketing director. Member: North Shore Rotary; College Savings Program Bd. (EdVest); Junior League of Milwaukee (former pres.); Tempo Professional Women’s Organization; Blood Center of Wis. Bd. Former member: Next Door Foundation; Public Policy Forum; Wis. Strategic Planning Council for Economic Development; Greater Milwaukee Com.; Goals for Greater Milwaukee 2000 Project (exec. com.); United Way Bd. (chp., allocations com.); Future Milwaukee (pres.); Milwaukee Forum; Children’s Service Soc. of Wis. (bd. of dir.); American Red Cross of Wis. (exec. com., bd. of dir.); League of Women Voters; Today’s Girls/Tomorrow’s Women/Boys Girls Club (founder); NCSL Education Com. (chp.); YMCA (bd. mbr.). Recipient: Shining Star of Education Reform 2011; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Government Advocates Award; Greater Milwaukee Committee Leadership Award 2011; Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Legislative Leadership Award 2011, Friend of Housing Legislator of the Year 2012, 2006-2011, 2002, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Working for Wisconsin 2012, 2002; American Conservative Union Foundation Defender of Liberty Award 2012; Friend of Grocers 2014; 2011 Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Tommy G. Thompson Award for Service; Wis. Stem Cell Now Courage Award; Right Wis. Iron Lady Award 2013; Wis. Charter Champion Award 2014; 2006 Inductee into the National MS Hall of Fame; Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce 100% Pro-Business Legislator 2006; Wis. Builders Assn. Friend of Housing 2008; Amer. Cancer Soc. Legislative Champion 2014, 2006; Fair Air Coalition Friend of Education; Metropolitan Milwaukee Assn. of Commerce Champion of Commerce; Wis. Head Start Directors Assn. Award of Excellence; National Assn. of Community Leadership Leadership Award; United Way Gwen Jackson Leadership Award; St. Francis Children’s Center Children Service Award.
Elected to Assembly in May 1990 special election; reelected November 1990; elected to Senate 1992; reelected since 1996. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Jt. Com. on Finance (co-chp. since 2011, also 2003, mbr. since 1999, eff. 2/7/00); Economic Development and Commerce; Education (since 2011, also 2005, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1993); Jt. Legis. Audit (since 2011, also 2003); Jt. Com. on Employment Relations (since 2011, also 2003); Jt. Legislative Council (since 2001). 2013 — Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining and Revenue (vice chp.); Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council (since 1995); Wis. Center District Board of Dir. (also 2011, 2005, 2003); UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Bd. (also 2003). 2011 — Economic Development, Veterans and Military Affairs. 2009 — Economic Development; Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue. 2007 — Economic Development, Job Creation, Family Prosperity and Housing. 2005 — Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long-Term Care. 1999 — Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (since 1993); Jt. Com. on Information Policy (also 1995); Judiciary and Consumer Affairs; Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Bd. (since 1993). 1997 — Education and Financial Institutions (chp., eff. 4/21/98, also 1995); Business, Economic Development and Urban Affairs (eff. 4/21/98, also 1995); Judiciary (eff. 4/21/98, also 1995); Labor, Transportation and Financial Institutions; Education Comn. of the States (eff. 4/30/98, also 1995).
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-5830; E-mail: Sen.Darling@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: River Hills 53217.
Mailing address: Office: Room 317 East, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.
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