Garey Bies

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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, 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. [2]

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.[3]

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.[4]


The top 4 donors to Bies' 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:[5]

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. [6]

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[6] $500


In the 2004 election, Bies raised a total of $22,305. [7]

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[7] $500


In the 2002 election, Bies raised a total of $25,357. [8]

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[8] $500

Rep. Bies speaking at Peninsula Centennial Dedication

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 1
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