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Kathy Bernier
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
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 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Personal
Birthday04/29/1956
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kathleen "Kathy" Bernier is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 68. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Bernier is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and earned a certificate in Public Management Essentials from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She worked as a Chippewa County Clerk from 1999-2011.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging and Long-Term Care
Campaigns and Elections, Chair
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Rural Affairs, Vice-chair
Workforce Development

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Bernier's website highlighted this slogan: "I'll do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do."

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Jeff Peck was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kathy Bernier was unopposed in the Republican primary. Peck and Bernier will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Bernier won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 68. Bernier ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Judy Smriga (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Bernier Incumbent 52.4% 13,758
     Democratic Judy Smriga 47.5% 12,482
     - Scattering 0.1% 23
Total Votes 26,263

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Bernier defeated Democratic incumbent Kristen Dexter in the November 2 general election. Bernier was unopposed in the primary election.[6][7]

A recount request was filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on November 9, 2010.[8] The recount began on November 11, 2010.[9] Bernier won the recount on November 16, 2010.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Bernier (R) 10,765
Kristen Dexter (D) 10,673
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Bernier (R) 3,305 99.49%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bernier is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bernier raised a total of $177,168 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[11]

Kathy Bernier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 Won $129,683
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 Won $47,485
Grand Total Raised $177,168

2012

Bernier won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Bernier raised a total of $129,683.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathy Bernier's campaign in 2012
3Rd District Republican Party$1,500
Ziemann, Richard J$535
At&T$500
Robertson, Janet$500
Mickelson, Nancy A$500
Total Raised in 2012$129,683
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bernier won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Bernier raised a total of $47,485.

Personal

Bernier has three children.

Scorecards

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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."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Kristen Dexter (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
2010-present
Succeeded by
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