Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Who's Running for State Office in Wisconsin 2012: Assembly District 1 (General Election Edition)

Public libraries in the 1st Assembly District:
Door County (8 locations)
Brown County (4 townships in its service area)

The Republican incumbent:

Biography.  Born Manitowoc, October 26, 1946; married; 4 children, 5 grandchildren.

Graduate Lincoln H.S., Manitowoc; Associate Degree Northeastern Technical College 1982.

Full-time legislator. Former chief deputy sheriff, deputy sheriff, Door County Sheriff’s Dept. 30 years, and project director for Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force, 1990-2000.  Navy veteran, 1964-69.

Member: American Legion Post 527, 1970-present; Knights of Columbus, 1970-present; Northern Door Child Care (bd. dir.); St. Rosalia Catholic Church (former trustee and council member); Sturgeon Bay Rotary; volunteer guardian for disabled adults.

Elected to Assembly since 2000.

Won with 58.3% of the vote in the 2010 general election.

The primary results:

Patrick Veeser wins primary by 31 votes, will face Rep. Garey Bies in November.  (Green Bay Press-Gazette, 8/14/2012)

Democratic primary for Assembly District 1

SIdebar:  Republican primary for U.S. Senate 
vote tally in Door County

The Democratic challenger
Patrick Veeser.  Patrick is on Facebook, but I wasn't able to find a campaign website.

Luxemburg's Pat Veeser To Run For 1st Assembly Seat.  (Door County Daily News, 9/26/2011)

Biographical information from Wisconsin Progress.
  • Grew up on his family farm in Casco 
  • Graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School. 
  • Married to Brenda for 37 years
  • Employee at Paper Converting in Green Bay for the past 36 years
  • President of UAW Local 1102. 
  • Serves on the UAW Wisconsin State C.A.P. board

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