Janet Bewley

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Janet Bewley
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 74
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
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
Place of birthPainesville, OH
Office website
Janet Bewley is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 74. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Bewley is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 25 of the Wisconsin State Senate.


Bewley holds a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and an M.Ed. from the University of Maine.

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 to 2009.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Colleges and Universities
Housing and Real Estate
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Rural Affairs


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


Campaign themes


Bewley's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

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



See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Janet Bewley defeated Gary Kauther and Thomas Ratzlaff in the Democratic primary. Dane Deutsch was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bewley will face Deutsch in the general election.[3][4][5]


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.[6][7]

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.[8]

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 donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bewley is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bewley raised a total of $97,634 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[9]

Janet Bewley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74 Won $47,384
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74 Won $50,250
Grand Total Raised $97,634


Bewley won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Bewley raised a total of $47,384.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Janet Bewley's campaign in 2012
Vilas County Democratic Party$750
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 434$750
Cole, Henry$575
Muender, Sara$500
Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists$500
Total Raised in 2012$47,384
Source:Follow the Money


Bewley won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Bewley raised a total of $50,250.


Bewley is married and has three children.

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