Personnel File

Glenn Grothman

Born Milwaukee, July 3, 1955. Graduate Homestead H.S. (Mequon); B.B.A.; J.D. UW-Madison. Former practicing attorney. Member: Kiwanis-West Bend Early Risers; Washington Co. Bar Assn.; Loyal Order of the Moose-West Bend; UW-Madison Alumni Assn. of Washington Co.; Kettle Moraine Symphony (bd. member). Recipient: Milwaukee Co. Rep. Party Assembly Tax Cutter of the Year 2002; Ind. Bus. Assn. Legislator of the Year 2000; Wis. Counties Assn. Outstanding Legislator Award 1997-98; Wis. Right to Life Pro-Life Hero Award 1996, Sanctity of Life Award 2004; Pro-Life Wis. Legislator of the Year 2010, 1995; Wis. Grocers Assn. Friend of Grocers Award 1997-2012; Wis. Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award 1995-2007; Wis. Dairy Business Assn. Milk Bottle Award 2006, 2004; Wis. Curves for Women Legislator of the Year Award 2003; Wis. Builders Assn. Friend of Housing Award 2001-07, Legislator of the Year 2005; Apartment Assoc.
Legislator of the Year 2000; Nat’l Fed. of Independent Businesses Guardian of Small Business Award 1999-2000, 2005-06; WMC Working for Wisconsin Award 1998-2006, Exemplar Award for work on manufacturing tax credit 2012; Wis. Guild of Midwives Legislator of the Year 2006; Eagle Forum Leadership Award 2007; Wis. Bear Hunters Assn. Hero Award 2010; Friends of Wis. Craft Brewers Award 2012; Milw. Metropolitan Assn. of Commerce Champion of Commerce Award 2012.
Elected to Assembly in December 1993 special election; reelected 1994-2002; elected to Senate 2004; reelected since 2008. Assistant Majority Leader 2013, 2011; Assistant Minority Leader 2009; Minority Caucus Chairperson 2007; Majority Caucus Vice Chairperson 2003, 2001, 1999. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2013 — Judiciary and Labor (chp.); Senate Org. (since 2009); Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue; Jt. Com. on Finance (also 2011); Jt. Com. on Leg. Org. (since 2009). 2011 — Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs (vice chp.); Education (since 2005); Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (since 2005, co-chp. 2005). 2009 — Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform and Housing; Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs (also 2007); Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources; WHEDA Bd. (also 2007). Assembly committee assignments: 2003 — Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (co-chp. since 1995); Campaigns and Elections; Judiciary (vice chp. 1997, also 1995, mbr. 1993); Labor; Rules (since 1999); Law Revision Com. (co-chp. since 1997, mbr. 1995). 2001 — Children and Families (also 1999); Education Reform (also 1999). 1999 — Legis. Coun. Com. on Use of Prescription Drugs for Children (co-chp.). 1997 — Income Tax Review. 1993 — Spec. Com. on Welfare Reform.

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