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Joe Leibham

Born Sheboygan, June 6, 1969; married; 3 children. Graduate Sheboygan Area Lutheran H.S.; B.A. UW-Madison 1991; attended UW-La Crosse 1987-89 and Ealing College (London, England) 1990. Former food service industry account executive and manager/membership development, Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce. Member: Sheboygan/Manitowoc Rebuilding Together; Friends of Sheboygan Senior Center; Citizen’s Police Academy (graduate); Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout); Elder, Usher at Trinity Lutheran Church. Sheboygan City Council 1993-2000 (pres. 1995-96).

Elected to Assembly 1998-2000; elected to Senate 2002; reelected since 2006. President Pro Tempore 2013, 2011; Minority Caucus Chairperson 2009; Assistant Minority Leader 2007; Majority Caucus Vice Chairperson 2003. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2013 — Elections and Urban Affairs (vice chp.); Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs (vice chp.); Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (vice chp., also 2011, co-chp. 2003, mbr. 2007); Economic Development and Local Government; Jt. Com. on Finance (also 2011, 2005); Jt. Legis. Council. 2011 — Transportation and Elections (vice chp.). 2009 — Economic Development; Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources; Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology and Financial Institutions (also 2007); Jt. Com. on Information Policy and Technology. 2007 — Ethics Reform and Government Operations; Transportation, Tourism and Insurance; Jt. Com. on Legis. Org. 2005 — Jt. Com. for Review of Criminal Penalties (co-chp.); Energy, Utilities and Information Technologies (through 6/13/05); Higher Education and Tourism (eff. 6/13/05). 2003 — Transportation and Information Infrastructure (chp.); Energy and Utilities. Assembly committee assignments: 2001 — Jt. Legis. Audit (co-chp.); Census and Redistricting (vice chp., also 1999); Tax and Spending Limitations (vice chp.); Energy and Utilities; State and Local Finance; Transportation (also 1999). 1999 — Utilities (vice chp.); Small Business and Economic Development; State Affairs.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-2056; (888) 295-8750 (toll free); District: (920) 457-7367.
E-mail: Sen.Leibham@legis.wisconsin.gov
Internet address: leibhamsenate.com
Voting address: Sheboygan 53083.
Mailing address: Office: Room 15 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882

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