Joan Ballweg

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Joan Ballweg
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 41
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1974
Personal
Birthday03/16/1952
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joan Ballweg (b. March 16, 1952) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 41st District since 2005 and currently serving as Majority Caucus Chair. She also served as Mayor of the City of Markesan from 1991-1997 and on the Markesan Council from 1987-1991.

Ballweg is a member of the Management Committee for Agnesian HealthCare Enterprises, Limited Liability Company. She has also been involved with Markesan District Schools, Markesan Chamber of Commerce, Citizen School Building Committee, Markesan Parent Teacher Association, and the Women's Council.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ballweg has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ballweg served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Ballweg is running in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 41. Ballweg ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. Melissa Sorenson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[2]

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Ballweg was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 41. She defeated Democrat Scott Milheiser in the general election on November 2, 2010. She defeated Republican Nicholas Quade in the September 14, 2010 primary election.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joan Ballweg (R) 13,163
Scott Milheiser (D) 5,183
Jay Selthofner (I) 1,786
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joan A. Ballweg (R) 6,051 73.12%
Nicholas Quade (R) 2,215 26.77%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-12 Meat processing facility investment credit created
  • AB-104 Campaign finance reports: exception for registrants without an office or street address in this state deleted; report requirements and exceptions provided
  • AB-205 Energy efficient commercial buildings: Internal Revenue Code changes adopted re federal Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 and Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

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

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Ballweg received $17,765 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joan Ballweg's campaign in 2010
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance$500
Northwestern Mutual Life$500
John Deere & Co$500
Wisconsin Dental Association$500
Verizon$500
Total Raised in 2010 $17,765

2008

The top 5 donors to Ballweg's 2008 campaign:[5]

Donor Amount
John Deere & Co $500
WI Builders Assoc $500
WI Federation of Cooperatives $500
Centene Corp $500
WI Motor Carriers Assoc $500

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 41
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