Jim Ott (Rep.), 23rd Assembly District
Born Milwaukee, June 5, 1947; married; 2 sons, 1 grandchild. Graduate Milwaukee Washington H.S. 1965; B.S. UW-Milwaukee 1970; M.S. UW-Milwaukee 1975; J.D. Marquette U. 2000. Full-time legislator. Former broadcast meteorologist and instructor at UW-Parkside. Served in U.S. Army 1970-73; Vietnam veteran. Member: State Bar of Wisconsin; American Meteorological Society; Mequon/Thiensville Noon Rotary; Mequon/Thiensville Chamber of Commerce; American Legion; Ozaukee County Republican Party; North Shore Branch Milwaukee Co. Republican Party; Lumen Christi Catholic Church (past parish council pres.). Recipient: National Weather Service Public Service Award 2006; Archbishops Vatican II Service Award 1999; Vietnam Campaign Medal and Meritorious Unit Citation; Emerging Political Leaders Program; BILLD Leadership Fellow.
Elected to Assembly 2006; reelected since 2008. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Judiciary (chp., also 2013); Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Veterans and Military Affairs; Jt. Com. for Review of Admin. Rules (co-chp. 2011); Judicial Council (since 2013); Law Revision Com. (co-chp. 2013, also 2011); Leg. Coun. Study Com. on Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments (chp.). 2013 — Criminal Justice; Urban and Local Affairs; Veterans. 2011 — Judiciary and Ethics (chp.); Natural Resources (through 5/23/11, also 2009, vice chp. 2007). 2009 — Education Reform (also 2007); Fish and Wildlife. 2007 — Elections and Constitutional Law; Workforce Development.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-0486; (888) 534-0023 (toll free).
Voting address: Mequon 53092.
Mailing address: Office: Room 317 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708-8953.
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