Van H. Wanggaard (Rep.), 21st Senate District
Born Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., April 1952; married; 2 children, 2 grandchildren. Graduate Racine Lutheran H.S. 1970; Racine Police Academy; Wis. State Patrol Academy Accident Investigation; Northwestern U. Traffic Institute – Reconstruction; U.S. Coast Guard Natl. SAR School; attended John F. Kennedy U. Cal.; UW-Extension; UW-Parkside; Green Bay Tech. Coll.; Milw. Area Tech. Coll.; Fox Valley Tech. Coll. Full-time legislator. Retired traffic investigator, Racine Police Dept.; adjunct instructor, Gateway Tech. Coll. and Northwestern Traffic Institute; police liaison and security, Racine Unified School Dist. Member: Racine Zoological Soc. (bd. of dir.); National Rifle Assn. (life mbr.); Racine County Line Rifle Club (bd. of dir.); Racine Police Credit Union (fmr. pres., vice pres.); Former member: Racine Jaycees; Racine Police Explorers (adv.); Traffic Accident Consultants, Inc. (bd. of dir.); Assn. of SWAT Personnel; Racine Innovative Youth Service (bd.); Hostage Negotiation Team, RAPD; Racine Junior Deputy Sheriffs Assn.; Racine Alateen (adv.); Nat’l Assn. for Search and Rescue (psar. Chp.). Racine Police and Fire Commission 2003-13 (chp., vice chp., secy.). Racine County Bd. 2002-11.
Elected to Senate 2010; reelected 2014. Majority Caucus Vice Chairperson 2015. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Judiciary and Public Safety (chp.); Jt. Review Com. on Criminal Penalties (co-chp.); Labor and Government Reform; Elections and Local Government; Jt. Legislative Council. 2011 — Labor, Public Safety and Urban Affairs (chp.); Economic Development, Veterans and Military Affairs; Insurance and Housing; Natural Resources and Environment; Jt. Survey Com. on Retirement Systems.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-1832; (866) 615-7510 (toll free).
Voting address: Racine 53405.
Mailing address: Office: Room 319 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.
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