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{{tnr}}'''Amy Sue Vruwink''' (born May 22, 1975) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing the 70th District since 2003.
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{{tnr}}'''Amy Sue Vruwink''' (born May 22, 1975) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 70|District 70]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  
Vruwink has worked as an area program director for the Minnesota Farm Bureau and a legislative aide to Representative David R. Obey.
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==Biography==
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Vruwink graduated with a bachelor's degree from Marian College in 1977.
  
She is a member of the Central Wisconsin Fair Association, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marshfield Business and Professional Women, Marshfield Eagles, National Rifle Association (NRA), New Visions Art Gallery, Saint James Parish, Wisconsin Bear Hunters, Wisconsin Hunting and Fishing Alliance, and the [[sunshinereview:Wood County, Wisconsin|Wood County]] Farm Bureau.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=56348 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Vruwink]</ref>
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Vruwink has worked as an area program director for the Minnesota Farm Bureau and a legislative aide to Representative David R. Obey.<ref name=pvs>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=56348 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Biography," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation=== 
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Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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*AB-29 RFID tags in consumer goods and certain farm products prohibited unless seller renders them inoperable before purchaser takes possession of the goods
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*AB-50 OWI violation: DOT required to purge record of conviction, suspension, or revocation after 10 years unless a person has a CDL or was operating a commercial motor vehicle at time of offense
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*AB-51 Technical college courses: one-third must be scheduled after 5:00 p.m. and every course must be taught after 5:00 p.m. once every three years
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For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A70 House site].
  
 
==Elections==   
 
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===2012===   
 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Vruwink won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 70|District 70]]. Vruwink ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated [[Republican]] primary winner [[Nancy VanderMeer]] in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary Wisconsin Department of Elections - Official Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
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Vruwink won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 70|District 70]]. Vruwink ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated [[Republican]] primary winner [[Nancy VanderMeer]] in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/fall-general ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Vruwink was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 70. She defeated [[Republican]] [[John Spiros]] in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  Vruwink was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]] primary election. <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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Vruwink was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 70. She defeated [[Republican]] [[John Spiros]] in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  Vruwink was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]], primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Sponsored legislation== 
 
Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
 
*AB-29 RFID tags in consumer goods and certain farm products prohibited unless seller renders them inoperable before purchaser takes possession of the goods
 
*AB-50 OWI violation: DOT required to purge record of conviction, suspension, or revocation after 10 years unless a person has a CDL or was operating a commercial motor vehicle at time of offense
 
*AB-51 Technical college courses: one-third must be scheduled after 5:00 p.m. and every course must be taught after 5:00 p.m. once every three years
 
 
For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A70 House site].
 
  
 
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Vruwink has been involved with the Central Wisconsin Fair Association, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marshfield Business and Professional Women, Marshfield Eagles, National Rifle Association (NRA), New Visions Art Gallery, Saint James Parish, Wisconsin Bear Hunters, Wisconsin Hunting and Fishing Alliance, and the [[Wood County, Wisconsin|Wood County]] Farm Bureau.<ref name=pvs/>
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==Scorecards==
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{{Wisconsin legislature scorecards|Begin=2003|End=2020}}
 
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly#Assembly standing committees |Wisconsin State Assembly Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Wisconsin Joint Committees]]
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*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/assembly/asm70/news/ Representative Vruwink's website]
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* [http://www.vruwinkforassembly.com/#independent Official campaign website]
*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=70 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Amy Vruwink]  
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/vruwink/Pages/default.aspx Representative Vruwink's website]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=56348 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info-bio.aspx?h=A&d=70 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Amy Vruwink]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56348 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000436/amy-sue-vruwink/ Profile from Open States]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=56348 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56348 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/amysuevruwink Amy Vruwink on Facebook]
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* [https://twitter.com/AmySueVruwink Amy Vruwink on Twitter]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143448 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131513 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110324 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87631 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68347 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=12233 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58848 2000]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143448 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131513 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110324 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87631 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68347 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=12233 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58848 2000]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-103828.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-103828.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/75962/wisconsin-%28wi%29-state-assembly-member-amy-sue-vruwink-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Representative Vruwink's Freedom Speaks profile]
 
  
 
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Amy Vruwink
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 70
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarian College, Found du Lac, 1997
Personal
Birthday05/22/1975
Place of birthWisconsin Rapids, WI
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Amy Sue Vruwink (born May 22, 1975) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 70. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Vruwink graduated with a bachelor's degree from Marian College in 1977.

Vruwink has worked as an area program director for the Minnesota Farm Bureau and a legislative aide to Representative David R. Obey.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Rural Affairs
Transportation
Veterans

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-29 RFID tags in consumer goods and certain farm products prohibited unless seller renders them inoperable before purchaser takes possession of the goods
  • AB-50 OWI violation: DOT required to purge record of conviction, suspension, or revocation after 10 years unless a person has a CDL or was operating a commercial motor vehicle at time of offense
  • AB-51 Technical college courses: one-third must be scheduled after 5:00 p.m. and every course must be taught after 5:00 p.m. once every three years

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. Incumbent Amy Vruwink was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Nancy VanderMeer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Vruwink and VanderMeer faced off in the general election.[2][3] Challenger VanderMeer defeated incumbent Vruwink in the general election.[4]


2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Vruwink won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 70. Vruwink ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated Republican primary winner Nancy VanderMeer in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Nancy VanderMeer 49.7% 13,374
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Vruwink Incumbent 50.2% 13,518
     - Scattering 0.2% 44
Total Votes 26,936

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Vruwink was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 70. She defeated Republican John Spiros in the general election on November 2, 2010. Vruwink was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Amy Vruwink (D) 12,178
John Spiros (R) 10,461
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Amy Sue Vruwink (D) 2,845 99.75%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vruwink is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Vruwink raised a total of $351,715 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[8]

Amy Vruwink's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Won $54,893
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Won $37,943
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Won $53,325
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Won $69,585
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Won $43,806
2002 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Won $36,823
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Defeated $55,340
Grand Total Raised $351,715

2012

Vruwink won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Vruwink raised a total of $54,893.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Amy Vruwink's campaign in 2012
Berman, Bob$500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 434$500
Tavern Industry Association$500
Alliant Energy$500
Hellman, Dave$500
Total Raised in 2012$54,893
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Vruwink won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Vruwink raised a total of $37,943.

2008

Vruwink won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Vruwink raised a total of $53,325.

2006

Vruwink won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Vruwink raised a total of $69,585.

2004

Vruwink won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Vruwink raised a total of $43,806.

2002

Vruwink won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Vruwink raised a total of $36,823.

2000

Vruwink lost the election for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Vruwink raised a total of $55,340.

Personal

Vruwink has been involved with the Central Wisconsin Fair Association, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marshfield Business and Professional Women, Marshfield Eagles, National Rifle Association (NRA), New Visions Art Gallery, Saint James Parish, Wisconsin Bear Hunters, Wisconsin Hunting and Fishing Alliance, and the Wood County Farm Bureau.[1]

Scorecards

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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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