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Joan Ballweg

Joan Ballweg (Rep.), 41st Assembly District

Born Milwaukee, March 16, 1952; married; 3 children. Graduate Nathan Hale H.S. (West Allis) 1970; attended UW-Waukesha; B.A. Elementary Education UW-Stevens Point 1974. Co-owner of farm equipment business. Former 1st grade teacher. Member: Markesan Chamber of Commerce (former treas.); Waupun Chamber of Commerce; Green Lake County Farm Bureau; Waupun Memorial Hospital (bd. of dir., fmr. chp.); Agnesian HealthCare Enterprises, LLC management com. (fmr. secy.); volunteer, Markesan District Schools; Markesan PTA (fmr. pres.); Markesan AFS Chapter (hosting coordinator, pres., fmr. host family, liaison). Former member: FEMA V Regional Advisory Council. Recipient: Markesan District Education Assn. Friend of Education Award 1990. Markesan City Council 1987-91; Mayor of Markesan 1991-97.

Elected to Assembly 2004; reelected since 2006. Majority Caucus Chairperson 2013, 2011. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Jt. Legis. Council (co-chp., also 2011); Colleges and Universities (vice chp. 2007, 2005, mbr. 2011, 2009); Assembly Org. (also 2011); Rules (also 2011); Tourism; Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on 911 Communications (chp.). 2011 — Labor and Workforce Development (chp.); Homeland Security and State Affairs; Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on Review of Higher Education Financial Aid Programs (chp.). 2009 — Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; State Affairs and Homeland Security; Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on Emergency Management and Continuity of Government (vice chp.). 2007 — Homeland Security and State Preparedness (chp.); Insurance (also 2005); Public Health; Small Business (also 2005); Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on Disaster Preparedness Planning (chp.). 2005 — Family Law; Rural Affairs and Renewable Energy.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-8077; (888) 534-0041 (toll free); District: (920) 398-3708.
E-mail: Rep.Ballweg@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 170 West Summit Street, Markesan 53946.
Mailing address: Office: Room 210 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.

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