Andy Jorgensen

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Andy Jorgensen
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 37
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democrat
Profession Legislator
Website Official site
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

Election history

2008


Rep. Jorgensen discussing labor issues

On November 4, 2008, Jorgensen won reelection to Assembly District 37, receiving 59.23% of the vote.[3]

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

2008

The top 5 donors to Jorgensen's 2008 campaign were individuals and party organizations:[4]

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

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 37
2006–present
Succeeded by
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