Joan Ballweg (Rep.), 41st Assembly District
Born Milwaukee, March 16, 1952; married; 3 children. Graduate Nathan Hale H.S. (West Allis) 1970; attended UW-Waukesha; B.A. Elementary Education UW-Stevens Point 1974. Co-owner of farm equipment business. Former 1st grade teacher. Member: Markesan Chamber of Commerce (former treas.); Waupun Chamber of Commerce; Green Lake County Farm Bureau; Waupun Memorial Hospital (bd. of dir., fmr. chp.); Agnesian HealthCare Enterprises, LLC management com. (fmr. secy.); volunteer, Markesan District Schools; Markesan PTA (fmr. pres.); Markesan AFS Chapter (hosting coordinator, pres., fmr. host family, liaison). Former member: FEMA V Regional Advisory Council. Recipient: Markesan District Education Assn. Friend of Education Award 1990. Markesan City Council 1987-91; Mayor of Markesan 1991-97.
Elected to Assembly 2004; reelected since 2006. Majority Caucus Chairperson 2013, 2011. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Jt. Legis. Council (co-chp., also 2011); Colleges and Universities (vice chp. 2007, 2005, mbr. 2011, 2009); Assembly Org. (also 2011); Rules (also 2011); Tourism; Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on 911 Communications (chp.). 2011 — Labor and Workforce Development (chp.); Homeland Security and State Affairs; Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on Review of Higher Education Financial Aid Programs (chp.). 2009 — Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; State Affairs and Homeland Security; Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on Emergency Management and Continuity of Government (vice chp.). 2007 — Homeland Security and State Preparedness (chp.); Insurance (also 2005); Public Health; Small Business (also 2005); Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on Disaster Preparedness Planning (chp.). 2005 — Family Law; Rural Affairs and Renewable Energy.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-8077; (888) 534-0041 (toll free); District: (920) 398-3708.
Voting address: 170 West Summit Street, Markesan 53946.
Mailing address: Office: Room 210 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.
Content referencing Joan Ballweg
WEDC investment to help fund renovation of vacant building into an urban vertical farmJul 22nd, 2020 by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
May 11th, 2020 by Gov. Tony Evers
Riverwood Eagle’s Nest breaks ground on construction of new senior community project in Wisconsin Dells
WEDC will provide $250,000 to the City of Wisconsin Dells to help fund projectNov 6th, 2019 by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Representative Subeck Circulates Bi-Partisan Bill to Support Nursing Mothers in the WorkplaceAug 29th, 2019 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #19 Relating to the Creation of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment
Gov. Evers today designated Mrs. Kathy Evers as the Chairwoman of the Executive Committee.Apr 11th, 2019 by Gov. Tony Evers
Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance
93 bills signed into law at the Wisconsin State CapitolApr 16th, 2018 by Gov. Scott Walker
Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care
This legislative bill package was created by the 2017 Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care.Apr 4th, 2018 by Gov. Scott Walker
Governor Walker Signs Bills on Improving Family Access to High-Quality Child Care, Creating Transitional Jobs Program for Wisconsin Veterans, and Increasing Funding for Watershed Protection Grants
Governor Walker signs 64 bills into law at the Wisconsin State CapitolApr 3rd, 2018 by Gov. Scott Walker
Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for GenerationsNov 8th, 2017 by Wisconsin Conservation Voters
“The bill would ensure new mothers can make the healthy decision to breastfeed their babies, while still being able to provide economic security for their families.”Oct 2nd, 2017 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin today called on lawmakers to approve AB 384, a measure that would require the re-adoption of government rules every seven years under a rigorous review process.Sep 19th, 2017 by AFP Wisconsin
Representative Subeck Will Reintroduce Healthy Babies, Working Mothers Act to Support Nursing Mothers in the Workplace
LRB-1206 would bring Wisconsin law in line with federal employment regulations regarding breastfeeding.Mar 2nd, 2017 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
Advocates, health care professionals and mothers spoke in support of workplace breastfeeding accommodationsFeb 11th, 2016 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
Proposed bill removes workplace barriers to breastfeedingJan 27th, 2016 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for an infant’s first six months, with continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced.Jan 20th, 2016 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck