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Jim Ott
Ott jim.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 23
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1970
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1975
J.D.Marquette University, 2000
Date of birth06/05/1947
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
Office website
Jim Ott (b. June 5, 1947) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in the 23rd Assembly District. The District consists of Brown Deer, Meqoun, and select wards in Milwaukee.

Ott is a graduate from Milwaukee Washington H.S. 1965; holds a B.S. from UW-Milwaukee in 1970; a M.S. from UW-Milwaukee in 1975; and a J.D. Marquette U. from 2000. He was a former broadcast meteorologist and instructor at UW-Parkside. He served in U.S. Army, 1970-73 and is a Vietnam veteran.

Ott is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin; American Bar Assn.; American Meteorological Society; Mequon/Thiensville Sunrise Rotary; Mequon/Thiensville Chamber of Commerce; Ozaukee County Republican Party; North Shore Branch Milwaukee Co. Republican Party; and Lumen Christi Catholic Church (past parish council pres.) He is a recipient of the National Weather Service Public Service Award 2006; Archbishops Vatican II Service Award 1999; Vietnam Campaign Medal and Meritorious Unit Citation. [1]

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Constitution and Ethics
Judiciary, Chair


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


During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ott served on these committees:


Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-259 Alzheimer's disease or related dementia: DHS to establish standards of care and treatment; residential care facilities must meet those standards to hold themselves out as offering special services; revisions to annual report from DHS to residential care facilities; emergency rule provision
  • AB-268 Capital losses: treatment of federalized; JSCTE appendix report

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

Rep. Ott has been a big advocate against the Governors Task Force on Global Warming using his experience as a scientist and former meterologist for WTMJ-TV 4 in Milwaukee against crippling global warming regulations [2].

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jim Ott endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Ott won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 23. Ott ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Cris Rogers (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Ott Incumbent 62.2% 22,536
     Democratic Cris Rogers 37.7% 13,669
     - Scattering 0.1% 27
Total Votes 36,232


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Ott was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 23. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 23 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Ott (R) 7,422 99.74%


On November 4, 2008, Ott won re-election to Assembly District 23, receiving 57.83% of the vote.[6]

Wisconsin Assembly District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Ott (R) 17,804
Rene Settle-Robinss (D) 12,960
Scattering 23

Past and current endorsements

Wisconsin Right to Life

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Ott received $25,315 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


The top 5 donors to Ott's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:[8]

Donor Amount
Ott, James $2,532
Mobley, Van A $600
Zore, Diane $500
Zore, Edward J $500
General Electric $500

External links

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Ott is married with 2 sons. [1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 23
Succeeded by
[[Category:2010 winner]