Leah Vukmir (Rep.), 5th Senate District
Born Milwaukee, April 26, 1958; 2 children. Graduate Brookfield East H.S. 1976; B.S. in nursing Marquette U. 1980; M.S. in nursing UW-Madison 1983. Registered nurse; nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner for 20 years; research fellow, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute; Past Pres. and Co-founder of Parents Raising Educational Standards in Schools (PRESS). Member: Republican Party of Milwaukee Co., Republican Party of Waukesha Co., Wauwatosa Republican Club; West Allis Speedskating Club (former ASU Speedskating Referee). Former member: Standards and Assessments Subcommittee of Gov. Thompson’s Task Force on Education and Learning; English/Language Arts Task Force of Gov. Thompson’s Council on Model Academic Standards; American Legislative Exchange Council (first vice chp.). Nationally recognized authority and speaker on education issues and educational standards. Recipient: Center for Education Reform’s Unsung Hero Award 1998; Brookfield East High School Alumni Achievement Award 2002; American Legislative Exchange Council Legislator of the Year 2009; Right Women Iron Lady Award 2014.
Elected to Assembly 2002-08; elected to Senate 2010; reelected 2014. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2015 — Health and Human Services (chp., also 2013); Judiciary and Public Safety (vice chp.); Education (since 2011, vice chp. 2011); Jt. Com. on Finance. 2013 — Jt. Com. for Review of Admin. Rules (co-chp., also 2011); Judiciary and Labor (vice chp.). 2011 — Health (chp.); Public Health, Human Services, and Revenue. Assembly committee assignments: 2009 — Education (also 2007); Education Reform (chp. 2005, 2003, eff. 8/17/04, vice chp. 2003); Health and Health Care Reform (chp. 2007); Public Health (vice chp. 2007). 2007 — Criminal Justice (also 2003). 2005 — Health (vice chp., mbr. 2003); Children and Families (since 2003); Criminal Justice and Homeland Security; Medicaid Reform. 2003 — Economic Development.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-2512.
Voting address: Wauwatosa 53226.
Mailing address: Office: Room 131 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.
Content referencing Leah Vukmir
Did Kevin Nicholson support Rep. Dale Kooyenga and D.C. Leah's votes to raid millions from the funds available to take care of Wisconsin's elderly veterans?Jul 21st, 2017 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
If you ask people across the state what the state should fund, most will tell you that we should fund our schools, our roads and essential services that keep us safe.Jul 18th, 2017 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
"Chief Flynn is playing politics instead of fixing problems under his direct control"Jun 27th, 2017 by State Sen. David Craig
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It's been widely reported that Senate Republicans are drafting their version of Trumpcare behind closed doors.Jun 13th, 2017 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Sen. Leah Vukmir and Rep. Dale Kooyenga Fail To Get The Job DoneJun 7th, 2017 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
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"D.C. Leah is going above and beyond to show her interests lie with powerful D.C. special interest..."Apr 26th, 2017 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Will Wisconsin consumers finally see relief from government-mandated higher prices?Apr 19th, 2017 by MacIver Institute
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"Not only is this proposal out of touch with the needs of everyday Wisconsinites, it does nothing to move our state forward."Mar 16th, 2017 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks Governor Scott Walker for signing a bill today that will create an independent board of experts to oversee Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Hospital.Apr 8th, 2014 by County Executive Chris Abele
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Their Silence Underscores Need for an End to Gerrymandering in WisconsinSep 17th, 2013 by Common Cause in Wisconsin
If you are over by Mayfair Monday, you can drop by the grand opening of the Bush–Cheney’04 Wisconsin Headquarters, 2222 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa. The opening is open to the press, and Liz Cheney will be available for interviews. The event is at noon and features such other dignitaries as Rep. Leah Vukmir, Rep. Mark […]Apr 5th, 2004 by Michael Horne