(Dem.), 64th Assembly District
Born Kenosha, August 7, 1955; married; 2 children. Graduate Mary D. Bradford H.S. 1973; B.S. UW-Milwaukee 1977; attended Harvard U.; M.A. UW-Madison 1983. Past president, Aurora Assoc. International. Former CEO, Northpointe Resources; National Ombudsman, USSBA; Midwest Regional Administrator, USSBA. Member: Foundation Bd. of Dir., UW-Parkside; Society for ISCTR (co-founder); WISITALIA (past pres.); Former member: Lake County Econ. Dev. Com. on Small Business (chp.); Com. to Found the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha (chp.); Lake County Partnership on Econ. Dev. (exec. com.); Small Business Forum of DNC (nat’l co-chair); Kenosha Family and Aging Soc. (bd. mbr.); Kenosha Incubator Assn. (chm.).
Elected to Assembly 1984-1992 (resigned 6/8/93 upon election to U.S. Congress); reelected since 2008. Minority Leader 2013, 2011; Majority Caucus Chairperson 2009, 1993, 1991. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Assembly Organization (since 2009, also 1993, 1991); Rules (since 2009, also 1993, 1991); Jt. Com. on Employment Relations (also 2011); Jt. Com. on Information Policy and Technology; Jt. Legislative Council (also 2011); Jt. Com. on Legislative Organization (also 2011); Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Bd. (also 2011). 2009 — Jt. Legis. Audit Com. (co-chp.); Financial Institutions; Jobs, the Economy and Small Business.
Articles Referencing Peter Barca
Nov 17th, 2014 by Steven Walters
The party badly needs leadership, but the bench looks thin. Here are the likely candidates.
Oct 24th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
They are two wildly different personalities with quite different agendas. A frank look at both candidates for governor.
Aug 7th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
Jon Richards is the favorite. But is he the best choice?
Jan 20th, 2014 by Steven Walters
Gov. Walker’s State-of-the-State speech will be singing a very positive song.
Jan 7th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
Now that the telecom industry is deregulated, AT&T can gouge customers with late fees.
Dec 27th, 2013 by Nora G. Hertel and James Nord
By cooperating with Obamacare Minnesota will cover 225,000 more people and spend $104 million less than Wisconsin.
Press Releases Referencing Peter Barca
Jan 23rd, 2015 by Peter Barca
Walker and Legislative Republicans Prioritize Politics over Economic Opportunity
Gov. Walker turns away thousands of good-paying jobs, millions of new tourists by rejecting Kenosha casino projectJan 23rd, 2015 by Peter Barca
Lack of Leadership Costs Wisconsin Thousands of Jobs
Jan 7th, 2015 by Peter Barca
"Every child in Wisconsin deserves a quality education and Governor Walker's expansive voucher program is failing students and taxpayers."
Jan 5th, 2015 by Peter Barca
Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) welcomed seven new Democratic representatives to the Wisconsin State Legislatur
Dec 31st, 2014 by Rep. Chris Taylor
Rep. Chris Taylor released the following statement on her appointment to the Joint Committee on Finance
Wisconsin continues to lag neighbors, nation in job growth under Gov. Walker, Republican legislatureDec 18th, 2014 by Peter Barca
State ranks 32nd overall over the past year