Amy Vruwink

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Amy Vruwink
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 70
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMarian College, Found du Lac, 1997
Date of birth05/22/1975
Place of birthWisconsin Rapids, WI
Office website
Amy Sue Vruwink (born May 22, 1975) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 70th District since 2003.

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

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 Wood County Farm Bureau.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Rural Affairs


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


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



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.[2][3]

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


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. [4]

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%

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.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Vruwink received $37,943 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


The top 5 donors to Vruwink's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:[6]

Donor Amount
WI Federation of Cooperatives $750
Spoerl, Robert $500
Halle, Richard $500
Lavesser, Cindy $500
WI Education Assoc Council $500

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