Joan Ballweg

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Joan Ballweg
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 41
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1974
Personal
Birthday03/16/1952
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joan Ballweg (b. March 16, 1952) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004. She currently serves as Majority Caucus Chair.

Biography

Ballweg served as Mayor of the City of Markesan from 1991 to 1997 and on the Markesan Council from 1987 to 1991.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ballweg served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Assembly Organization
Colleges and Universities
Mental Health
Rules
Tourism
Joint Legislative Council, Co-chair

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ballweg served on these committees:

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ballweg served on these committees:

Issues

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-12 Meat processing facility investment credit created
  • AB-104 Campaign finance reports: exception for registrants without an office or street address in this state deleted; report requirements and exceptions provided
  • AB-205 Energy efficient commercial buildings: Internal Revenue Code changes adopted re federal Tax Relief and Healthcare Act of 2006 and Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Joe Kallas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joan Ballweg was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kallas and Ballweg faced off in the general election.[2][3] Incumbent Ballweg defeated Kallas in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[4]


2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Ballweg won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 41. Ballweg ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Melissa Sorenson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Ballweg Incumbent 57.9% 15,035
     Democratic Melissa Sorenson 42% 10,906
     - Scattering 0.1% 17
Total Votes 25,958

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Ballweg was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 41. She defeated Democrat Scott Milheiser in the general election on November 2, 2010. She defeated Republican Nicholas Quade in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joan Ballweg (R) 13,163
Scott Milheiser (D) 5,183
Jay Selthofner (I) 1,786
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joan A. Ballweg (R) 6,051 73.12%
Nicholas Quade (R) 2,215 26.77%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ballweg is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Ballweg raised a total of $91,237 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[8]

Joan Ballweg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 Won $29,306
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 Won $17,765
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 Won $16,865
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 Won $14,880
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 Won $12,421
Grand Total Raised $91,237

2012

Ballweg won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Ballweg raised a total of $29,306.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joan Ballweg's campaign in 2012
Friends Of Pat Snyder$500
Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters$500
Cooperative Outreach for Objective Politics$500
Milwaukee Police Association$500
Ownby, Kim$500
Total Raised in 2012$29,306
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ballweg won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Ballweg raised a total of $17,765.

2008

Ballweg won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Ballweg raised a total of $16,865.

2006

Ballweg won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Ballweg raised a total of $14,880.

2004

Ballweg won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Ballweg raised a total of $12,421.

Personal

Ballweg is a member of the Management Committee for Agnesian HealthCare Enterprises, Limited Liability Company. She has also been involved with Markesan District Schools, Markesan Chamber of Commerce, Citizen School Building Committee, Markesan Parent Teacher Association, and the Women's Council.[1]

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
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2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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