|Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly District 97
Caruss is a nurse. She graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College, earned a M.S. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BSN from Alverno College. She is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Alverno College. 
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
Caruss ran in the 2010 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 97. Caruss was defeated by Republican incumbent Bill Kramer in the general election on November 2, 2010. Kramer was unopposed in the Republican primary election on September 14, 2010.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97 General Election (2010)|
|Bill Kramer (R)||13,272|
|Dawn Caruss (D)||6,390|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74 Democratic primary (2010)|
|Dawn M. Caruss (D)||940||99.89%|
Caruss says in the Assembly Democrats Candidate Guide that she will use listening session feedback to guide her positions in the Assembly.
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- List of candidates certified for the November 2, 2010 general election in Wisconsin
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