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Steve Nass

Stephen L. Nass (Rep.), 11th Senate District

Born Whitewater, October 7, 1952. Graduate Whitewater H.S.; B.S. UW-Whitewater 1978; M.S. Ed. in school business management UW-Whitewater 1990. Former payroll benefits analyst and information analyst/negotiator. Member of Wis. Air National Guard (retired, 33 years of service), served in Middle East in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Member: American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Mukwonago Business Breakfast Club; Jefferson Co. Agribusiness Club. Whitewater City Council 1977-81; UW-Whitewater Bd. of Visitors 1979-89.

Elected to Assembly 1990-2012; elected to Senate 2014. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2015 — Labor and Government Reform (chp.); Jt. Com. for Review of Admin. Rules (co-chp.); Universities and Technical Colleges (vice chp.); Education; Education Reform and Government Operations. Assembly committee assignments: 2013 — Colleges and Universities (chp., also 2011, 2007, mbr. since 2003); Education (vice chp. 1995-2001, mbr. since 1991); Government Operations and State Licensing; Housing and Real Estate; Labor; State and Local Finance. 2011 — Ways and Means (vice chp., also 2005, mbr. 2009, 2003); Labor and Workforce Development (also 2001). 2009 — Labor (chp. 2005, 2003). 2007 — Education Reform (vice chp., also 2003, chp. 2001, mbr. since 1999); Labor and Industry. 2005 — Property Rights and Land Management (vice chp.). 2001 — Personal Privacy; Education Commission of the States (also 1999). 1999 — Government Operations; Labor and Employment (vice chp. 1997, mbr. 1995); Jt. Com. on Audit. 1997 — Mandates (chp.); Criminal Justice and Corrections; Rural Affairs; Legis. Coun. Com. on Services for Visually Handicapped Students.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-2635; (800) 578-1457 (toll free); District: (262) 495-3424.
E-mail: Sen.Nass@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: N 8330 Jackson Road, Whitewater 53190.
Mailing address: Office: Room 10 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.

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Senator David Craig Authors Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislation

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Op Ed: A Conservative Defends UW Academic Freedom
Op Ed

A Conservative Defends UW Academic Freedom

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Op Ed: Nass’s Cheap Shot At UW Course
Op Ed

Nass’s Cheap Shot At UW Course

Legislator’s stance on "whiteness" course puts him in league with white nationalists.

Wachs Responds to Yet Another Republican Attack on UW-Madison
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Wachs Responds to Yet Another Republican Attack on UW-Madison

“...Republicans only seem to care about the University of Wisconsin when they are offended by what is being taught, and not when it comes to properly funding our UW System to compete in today’s economy.”

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Hard Right Dominates GOP Senate

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Op-Ed: Rep Nass Threatens More UW Cuts
Op-Ed

Rep Nass Threatens More UW Cuts

Whitewater Republican Steve Nass upset by gay sexuality discussion in UW sociology class.

What Would Tommy Do?

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A Republican governor was once UW’s greatest champion. Those days are long gone.

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Governor Scott Walker Signs Family Care Bill into Law at Rock County Courthouse

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Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

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AFP Releases Open Letter To Joint Finance Committee On Prevailing Wage

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Conservative Power Rises in Senate

With the replacement of two key GOP moderates, Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has far more power.

Murphy’s Law: MMAC Plays Hardball on Bucks Arena
Murphy’s Law

MMAC Plays Hardball on Bucks Arena

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Walker Would End Oversight of For-Profit Colleges

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Governor Scott Walker Signs Freedom to Work Legislation
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Freedom to Work Legislation

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Rep. Barca Statement on Shutting Down of Public Hearing
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Rep. Barca Statement on Shutting Down of Public Hearing

"I am deeply disappointed that Senator Nass and Republicans did not at least live up to their promise of holding the public hearing until 7:00 tonight."

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The State of Politics: The Coming War Against Common Core
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The Coming War Against Common Core

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Measure Limits Recalls But Allows Unlimited Fundraising

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Murphy’s Law: Could The Brewers Benefit If Minnesota Loses Its Team?
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Could The Brewers Benefit If Minnesota Loses Its Team?

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Murphy’s Law

The Sad Saga of Rep. Steve Nass

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Murphy’s Law

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