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John Nygren

John Nygren (Rep.), 89th Assembly District

Born Marinette, February 27, 1964; married; 3 children.  Graduate Marinette H.S. 1982; attended UW-Marinette.  Insurance and financial representative.  Former restaurant owner and operator.  Member: Jaycees (lifetime mbr., fmr. chapter, state, U.S. pres.); Marinette Kiwanis (fmr. pres.); Marinette Co. GOP (fmr. chm.).  City of Marinette Recreation and Planning Bd. 2003-06.

Elected to Assembly 2006; reelected since 2008.  Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Jt. Com. on Finance (co-chp., also 2013, mbr. 2011); Corrections; Jt. Com. on Audit (also 2013); Jt. Com. on Employment Relations (also 2013); Jt. Legis. Council (also 2013).  2011 — Insurance (also 2009, vice chp. 2007).  2009 — Education (also 2007); Health and Health Care Reform (also 2007).  2007 — Jobs and the Economy.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-2343; (888) 534-0089 (toll free).
E-mail: Rep.Nygren@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: Marinette 54143.
Mailing address: Office: Room 309 East, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708.

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