|Wisconsin State Senate District 10|
|2001 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30|
|1989 - 1999|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota, 1978|
Sheila Harsdorf (b. July 25, 1956) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin Senate. She has represented District 10 since 2000. She was previously a Representative on the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 30th district from 1988 to 1996.
Harsdorf's professional experience includes being a dairy farmer and loan officer for Production Credit Association.
She survived a recall attempt in 2011.
Sen. Harsdorf's issue positions, according to her website:
- Against cutting educational funding to fix the state deficit
- Supports the Clean Sweep program for disposing of hazardous chemicals
- Opposed to changing tort reform laws
- Supports annual audits of environmental management systems through the Green Tier program
- Job creation is a focus
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harsdorf served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism|
|• Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform|
|• Universities and Technical Colleges, Chair|
|• Joint Finance|
|• Information Policy and Technology, Co-chair|
At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session, Harsdorf served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education, Chair|
|• Information Policy and Technology, Co-Chair|
|• State and Federal Relations and Information Technology, Chair|
At the beginning of the 2009 legislative session, Harsdorf served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Agriculture and Higher Education|
|• Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail|
|• Financial Institutions and Rural Issues|
|• Joint Finance|
Harsdorf won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 10. She ran unopposed in the August 14th primary and defeated Daniel Olson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Wisconsin State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Sheila Harsdorf Incumbent||59.2%||51,911|
Harsdorf successfully defeated a recall attempt against her in 2011.
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin began a recall campaign targeting Harsdorf and 7 of her Republican colleagues in the Wisconsin State Senate in March 2011. On April 19, 2011, the committee to recall Harsdorf filed more than 23,000 signatures with election officials. 
In early May the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board verified the petitions had enough signatures to force a recall. On May 31, the GAB threw out most of the challenges to the petition, giving the go ahead for a recall election.
Democrat Shelly Moore ran against Harsdorf. The GAB officially certified the recall election on June 3, setting the election for July 12. However, since multiple candidates filed, a primary was held July 12 with the recall election on August 9.
|July 12 Democratic primary|
Harsdorf defeated Moore in the August 9 recall.
|August 9 Recall - District 10|
|Sheila Harsdorf (R)||37,102||57.6%|
|Shelly Moore (D)||27,257||42.32%|
Sheila Harsdorf raised $204,770 for her campaign, while Alison Page raised $163,773.
|Wisconsin State Senate, District 10 (2008)|
|Sheila Harsdorf (R)||55,816|
- A bill to prohibit text-messaging while driving
- A bill giving the courts the power to declare someone ineligible for firearm possession
- A bill giving tax credits to owners of environmentally-friendly vehicles
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
According to records available as of May 17, 2011, Harsdorf raised $30,202 during 2010, a year she was not up for election. Listed below are the top 5 contributors.
|Dennis Vanden Bloomen||$500|
|Don C. Springer||$500|
|John D. Soderberg||$500|
|Mark F. Dahlberg||$350|
|Charles M. Grossklaus||$300|
Some of the top contributors to Sen. Harsdorf's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:
- Pound Feinstein & Associates, Ellis to Madison Committee, Grant Nelson, Leibham Campaign Committee, Carol Ward Knox, and others
Health care interests and companies were her largest donor group, followed by agriculture. Most of her contributions came from individuals.
In 2008, Harsdorf collected $204,770 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign. 
|Ellis to Madison Committee||$1,000|
|Leibham Campaign Committee||$1,000|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Sheila + Harsdorf + Wisconsin + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Area state senator greets Dalai Lama - River Falls Journal
- Bipartisan group of lawmakers introduces bill to change struggling jobs agency - Chippewa Herald
- Editorial: Reform state's recall process - Pierce County Herald
- Wisconsin's no-call list needs improving - Wisconsin State Journal
- Our View: Time to reform Wisconsin's recall process - Hudson Star Observer
- Loudenbeck pushes for increased legal protection for abuse victims - Walworth County Today
- Encouraging good government by reforming recalls - Chippewa Herald
- Many implore legislators - River Falls Journal
- Other view: Wisconsin's no-call list needs improving - Marshfield News-Herald
- Wisconsin bill would let people stay on no-call list - Pioneer Press
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- Stand with Sheila! official website
- Sen. Harsdorf's Wisconsin Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign contributions: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
- Sheila Harsdorf on Facebook
- Stand with Sheila Facebook page
- Stand with Sheila on Twitter
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Senator Harsdorf
- ↑ Sheila Harsdorf issue positions
- ↑ Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "2012 Candidate List
- ↑ "Recall the Republican 8" website
- ↑ AOL News, "Wisconsin Election Recall Reality Check", February 23, 2011
- ↑ Associated Press, "Petition filed to recall 4th GOP Wisconsin senator", April 19, 2011
- ↑ 620 WTMJ, "GAB gives go-ahead for Harsdorf recall election," May 31, 2011
- ↑ Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Recall of Senator Sheila Harsdorf Certificate of Sufficiency and Order," June 3, 2011
- ↑ Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "July 12 Primary Election Results District 10," accessed August 11, 2011
- ↑ Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "District 10 Recall Election Results," accessed August 19, 2011
- ↑ Wisconsin State Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money 2008
- ↑ Related/indxauth/1/12?f=templates$fn=document-frame.htm Legislation authored by Sen. Harsdorf
- ↑ Sheila Harsdorf on State Surge
- ↑ Bill 103 on State Surge
- ↑ Bill 44
- ↑ Bill 138
- ↑ 2010 contributors to Sheila Harsdorf
- ↑ Sheila Harsdorf 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Sheila Harsdorf
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