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Janet Bewley

Janet Bewley (Dem.), 25th Senate District

Born Painesville, OH, November 10, 1951; married; 5 children. Graduate James Ford Rhodes H.S. (Cleveland, OH) 1969; B.A. Case Western Reserve U. 1973; M. Ed. U. of Maine 1977. Full-time legislator. Former Community Relations Officer, WHEDA; former Dean of Students Northland College, former exec. dir., Mary H. Rice Foundation. One of the original cast members at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and current member of the Rittenhouse Chamber Singers. Ashland City Council 2007-09.

Elected to Assembly 2010-12; elected to Senate 2014. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2015 — Education; Insurance, Housing and Trade; Universities and Technical Colleges; Jt. Legis. Audit; Spec. Com. on State-Tribal Relations; Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse; Council on Tourism. Assembly committee assignments: 2013 — Colleges and Universities; Housing and Real Estate; Public Safety and Homeland Security; Rural Affairs; Transportation Projects Comn.; Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on State-Tribal Relations (also 2011). 2011 — Forestry; Homeland Security and State Affairs; Housing; Transportation.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-3510; (800) 469-6562 (toll free); District: (715) 746-4100.
E-mail: Sen.Bewley@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 60995 Pike River Road, Mason 54856.
Mailing address: Office: Room 126 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.

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