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Garey Bies
Bies Garey.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 1
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 14
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sNortheastern Technical College, 1982
Date of birth10/26/1946
Place of birthManitowoc, WI
Office website
Gary Bies (b. October 26, 1946) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 1st District since 2001.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Bies worked as Project Director for the Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force from 1990-2000, and was Chief Deputy/Deputy Sheriff for the Door County Sheriff's Department.

Bies is a member of American Legion Post 527 and the Knights of Columbus. He is married and has four children.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Bies is running in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 1. Bies ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[2]


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Bies was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 1. He defeated Democrat Richard Skare in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Garey Bies (R) 14,225
Richard Skare (D) 10,165
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Garey D. Bies (R) 6,120 99.48%


On November 4, 2008, Bies won re-election to Assembly District 1, receiving 51.33% of the vote.[4]

Wisconsin Assembly District 1
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Garey Bies (R) 15,905 51%
Dick Skare (D) 15,055 49%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB 03 - Restrictions on the Sale of Fertilizer Containing Phosphorous
  • AB 94 - Park Passes for Buses
  • AB 154 - Providing Tobacco Products to Minors
  • AB 155 - Underage Drinking
  • AB 156 - Increasing Jail and Prison Times for Drunken Drivers

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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Bies received $47,390 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Garey Bies's campaign in 2010
Door County Republican Party$1,000
Alberts, Polly$500
Wisconsin Realtors Association$500
Calkins, William D$500
Cotter, Joann M$500
Total Raised in 2010 $47,390


The top 4 donors to Bies' 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:[6]

Donor Amount
Vrieze, John $1,000
Wisconsin Dental Assoc $500
Associated Builders & Contractors of WI $500
Harris, Jeffrey $500


In the 2006 election, Bies raised a total of $20,674. [7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,763
Hedeen, Kay $500
Anderson, Dennis $500
Anderson, Ellen $500
Four other donors, each donating $500[7] $500


In the 2004 election, Bies raised a total of $22,305. [8]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Calkins, William $500
Tavern League Of Wisconsin $500
Wisconsin Builders Association $500
Calkins, Priscilla $500
Six other donors, each donating $500[8] $500


In the 2002 election, Bies raised a total of $25,357. [9]

His five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Blazer, Judith $500
Forkert, Russell $500
Flood, Ann $500
Johnson, Lars $500
Five other donors, each donating $500[9] $500

Rep. Bies speaking at Peninsula Centennial Dedication

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