Janet Bewley

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Janet Bewley
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 74
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCase Western Reserve University, 1973
Master'sUniversity of Maine, 1977
Personal
BirthdayNovember 10, 1951
Place of birthPainesville, Ohio
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Janet Bewley is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 74. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Bewley did not seek re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2014.

Bewley is a Democratic member-elect of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 25.

Biography

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. Bewley served on the Ashland City Council from 2007 to 2009.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

Jobs and the Local Economies

  • Excerpt: "Thorough broadband and cellphone access throughout our district with programs that fund public/private partnerships."
  • Excerpt: "Economic development programs targeting businesses with 24 or fewer employees (current programs focus on businesses with 25 or more employees, leaving out too many northwoods businesses)."
  • Excerpt: "Engage the higher education sector to respond to both the immediate employment needs and the overall education goals of an informed and well-prepared citizenry."
  • Excerpt: "Establish a forest products business institute to study and assist with long-range solutions to support our forest industries."
  • Excerpt: "National and State Forest harvesting policies favorable to local, small operators."

Mining and the Environment

  • Excerpt: "I believe that zero-tolerance for environmental degradation and responsible extractions of minerals are not automatically mutually exclusive. Wisconsin is a leader in environmental protection and the responsible use of resources. We must maintain strong legislation in order to accomplish both. Above all, local units of government and citizens must be at the table in all negotiations that affect public health and welfare, and must possess the authority to protect themselves from harm."

2010

Bewley's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

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

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held 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 ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Bewley defeated Deutsch in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Bewley 51.2% 35,055
     Republican Dane Deutsch 48.8% 33,445
Total Votes 68,500
Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Bewley 73.2% 7,314
Thomas Ratzlaff 16.2% 1,623
Gary Kauther 10.5% 1,053
Total Votes 9,990

2012

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.[8][9]

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

2010

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.[10]

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.[11]

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

2012

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

2010

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

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Bewley's endorsements include the following:[12]

  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers
  • Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Fair Wisconsin PAC
  • Wisconsin Women in Numbers (WIN)

  • Citizen Action of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
  • Clean Wisconsin Action Fund
  • EMILY’S List
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin

Personal

Bewley is married and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Sherman (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 74
2010–present
Succeeded by
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