Joan Ballweg

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Joan Ballweg
Ballweg Joan.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 41
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'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1974
Date of birth03/16/1952
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
Office website
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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ballweg served on these committees:


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Ballweg won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 41. Ballweg ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Melissa Sorenson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Ballweg Incumbent 57.9% 15,035
     Democratic Melissa Sorenson 42% 10,906
     - Scattering 0.1% 17
Total Votes 25,958


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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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


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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