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Andy Jorgensen
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 37
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 8
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth09/10/1967
Place of birthBerlin, WI
Office website
Andy Jorgensen (b. September 10, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 37th District since 2007.

Jorgensen has worked as a dairy farmer, assembly line operator at General Motors, morning radio talk show host, and shop steward with the United Auto Workers.

He is a member of the Jefferson County Agribusiness Club, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson County Labor Council, Local 95 - United Auto Workers, and Local Community Action Program - United Auto Workers.[1]

On his campaign website Jorgensen lists a number of legislative priorities, including:[2]

  • Access to Affordable Health Care - "increasing access to affordable health care has been - and is - one of Andy Jorgensen's top priorities."
  • Tax Relief for Working Families - "in tight economic times, state government should tighten its belt right along with working families. As the 2007-08 budget was drafted, he was an independent voice for his district, calling for cuts at the agency level."
  • Quality Education for All - "parents want the best possible educational opportunities for their kids, at the best possible price. Andy has always supported 2/3rds funding from the state for public schools."
  • Creating Economic Opportunities - "federal government must take action to turn the economy around, but he believes the state should address economic issues, too. By maintaining our quality educational system, supporting job training programs, and keeping the quality of life high, our leaders - like Andy - can ensure Wisconsin is an attractive place to open and grow a business."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jorgensen has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jorgensen served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Jorgensen won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 43. Jorgensen ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[3] Jorgensen defeated District 43 incumbent Evan Wynn (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Evan Wynn Incumbent 42.2% 12,894
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Jorgensen Incumbent 57.6% 17,612
     - Scattering 0.3% 79
Total Votes 30,585


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Jorgensen was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 37. He defeated Republican Vicki Milbrath in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 37 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Jorgensen (D) 11,908
Vicki Milbrath (R) 10,895
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 37

Democratic primary (2010)

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Jorgensen (D) 1,678 99.76%


Rep. Jorgensen discussing labor issues

On November 4, 2008, Jorgensen won re-election to Assembly District 37, receiving 59.23% of the vote.[6]

Wisconsin Assembly District 37
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Jorgensen (D) 17,724
Kent Koebke (R) 12,161
Scattering 38

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-31 Employment discrimination: action in circuit court to recover damages permitted, surcharge provision
  • AB-172 Organized labor in American history and the collective bargaining process: instruction in public schools required
  • AB-323 Sex offender registrants required to provide email accounts and Internet addresses of every Web site maintained by the registrant for personal or household use and all Internet user names
  • AB-332 Airgun and crossbow use for hunting under certain licenses authorized

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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Jorgensen received $38,965 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


The top 5 donors to Jorgensen's 2008 campaign were individuals and party organizations:[8]

Donor Amount
Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte $1,672
Jorgensen, Toni $1,517
Davis, Jared A $1,000
Buntrock, Dean L $1,000
Democratic Party of Dane County $1,000

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Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 37
Succeeded by
John Jagler (R)