(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
Mar 23rd, 2015 by Steven Walters
Five candidates seek the difficult job of trying to revive the minority party in Wisconsin.
Feb 16th, 2015 by Dave Reid
Three different developments will add 740 apartments and tremendous urban density to the area.
Feb 12th, 2015 by Bruce Murphy
Kenosha casino would pay entire taxpayer bill for NBA arena and up to $275 million for any (unlikely) litigation costs. And Walker says no?
Feb 8th, 2015 by Madeleine Behr
Ashley Furniture gets $6.7 million from job agency, has federal fines for more than 1,000 worker injuries.
Jan 28th, 2015 by Bill Lueders
Is the 56% increase in legislators' daily expenses "outrageous" or overdue?
Nov 17th, 2014 by Steven Walters
The party badly needs leadership, but the bench looks thin. Here are the likely candidates.
Press Releases Referencing Peter Barca
Apr 17th, 2015 by Peter Barca
"Cutting the University of Wisconsin is not only wildly unpopular – it is also incredibly shortsighted."
Apr 9th, 2015 by Peter Barca
"The governor’s lack of planning and inclusiveness and failure to involve people in important public policy has had devastating consequences for the citizens of our state"
Apr 1st, 2015 by Peter Barca
"Repealing prevailing wage would be another huge hit against the middle class and small businesses in Wisconsin"
Mar 19th, 2015 by Peter Barca
"Today I voted to support bringing the contract to the full legislature as State Troopers who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe are deserving of a raise."
Mar 19th, 2015 by Peter Barca
Democrats continue to work on restoring economic opportunity for Wisconsin
Mar 4th, 2015 by Peter Barca
Bill will drive down wages, hurt Wisconsin’s middle class