Janet Bewley

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Janet Bewley
Janet Bewley.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 74
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCase Western Reserve University, 1973
Master'sUniversity of Maine, 1977
Date of birth11/10/1951
Place of birthPainesville, OH
Office website
Janet Bewley is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74. She was first elected in 2010.

Bewley was a WHEDA (Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority) Senior Community Development Officer, State Tribal Liaison, and Business Development Officer, and served on the Ashland City Council from 2007-2009.[1]

She holds a BA from Case Western Reserve University and an MEd from the University of Maine.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bewley served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Colleges and Universities


During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bewley served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Bewley won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 74. Bewley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated John Sendra (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican John Sendra 41% 12,911
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Bewley Incumbent 59% 18,582
     - Scattering 0.1% 16
Total Votes 31,509


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Bewley defeated Republican Shirl LaBarre in the November 2 general election. She defeated Democrat Gene Luoma in the primary election. [3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Bewley (D) 11,418
Shirl LaBarre (R) 10,117
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Bewley (D) 3,687 67.32%
Gene Luoma (D) 1,708 32.68%

Campaign themes

Bewley lists her support for the following general positions on her website:

  • Dependable jobs
  • Quality education funded fairly
  • Sensible stewardship of our natural resources
  • Strong, thriving hometowns." [4]

Campaign donors

In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan Assembly candidates.[5]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, when Bewley first won election to the State Assembly, she collected $50,250 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
AFSCME Wisconsin $500
Teaching Assistants Association $500
West Central Education Association $500
Lawton for Governor $500
Northwest United Educators $500
Cedar Lake United Educators $500
Wisconsin Federation of Teachers $500
United Transportation Union $500
9 individual donors $500 each


Bewley is married and has three children.

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Preceded by
Gary Sherman (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 74
Succeeded by