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{{Polinfobox
name                = John Nygren |
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|Name = John Nygren
political position  = Wisconsin State Assembly District 89 |
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|Profile picture = Nygren john.jpg
incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly District 89
assumed office     = 2007 |
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|Status = Incumbent  
term ends          = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 3, 2013]] |
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|Tenure = 2007 - Present
political party    = [[Republican]] |
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|Term ends = January 5, 2015
  profession          = Insurance/Financial Representative |
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|Assumed office = 2007
website             = [http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=89 Assembly website] |
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|Political party = Republican
}}{{tnr}}'''John Nygren''' (b. February 27, 1964) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing the 89th District since 2007.
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{{tnr}}'''John Nygren''' (b. February 27, 1964) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 89. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
  
Nygren has worked as an insurance/financial representative, and restaurant owner.
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==Biography==
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Nygren has worked as an insurance/financial representative, and restaurant owner.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65090 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Nygren]</ref>
  
He is a lifetime member and former national president of the Jaycees, former chair of the [[sunshinereview:Marinette County, Wisconsin|Marinette County]] Grand Old Party, and former President of the Marinette Kiwanis.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65090 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Nygren]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nygren served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year =2013
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Audit
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|Committee2 =Employment Relations
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|Committee3 =Finance
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|Committee4 = Employment Relations
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Joint Finance
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|Joint5 = Yes
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|Chair5 = Co-chair
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|Committee6 = Joint Legislative Audit
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|Joint6 = Yes
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|Committee7 = Joint Legislative Council
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|Joint7 = Yes
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nygren served on these committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Finance
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|Committee2 = Joint Finance
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|Joint2=Yes
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|Committee3 = Insurance
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|Committee4 = Joint Legislative Council
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|Joint4=Yes
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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===2009-2010===
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During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nygren served on these committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Education
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|Committee2 =Health and Healthcare Reform
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|Committee3 =Insurance
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===   
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Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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*AJR-51 Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution claimed; federal mandates provision
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*AR-7 Rate increases re sales tax, income tax, or franchise tax: two-thirds majority vote in Assembly required for passage, concurrence, and adoption
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For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A89 House site].
  
On his campaign site Nygren lists his positions on a number of issues, including:<ref>[http://www.votejohnnygren.com/?page_id=76 Vote John Nygren ''Issues'']</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Nygren's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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<ref>[http://www.votejohnnygren.com/?page_id=76 Vote John Nygren ''Issues'']</ref>
 
*Jobs & The Economy - "We must invest in our people to ensure that they are properly trained for the jobs of today, and tomorrow.  I support tax credits for employer assisted higher education so that employers might invest in its employees."
 
*Jobs & The Economy - "We must invest in our people to ensure that they are properly trained for the jobs of today, and tomorrow.  I support tax credits for employer assisted higher education so that employers might invest in its employees."
 
*Taxes - "Reducing our tax burden is a top priority. I will work to eliminate job and innovation killing taxes such as the Wisconsin’s Death Tax and Internet Tax."
 
*Taxes - "Reducing our tax burden is a top priority. I will work to eliminate job and innovation killing taxes such as the Wisconsin’s Death Tax and Internet Tax."
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*Ethics and Campaign Finance - "Open, honest government is the only way to combat unethical political behavior. One way to ensure that our system is clean is full disclosure. If everyone can see what elected officials are doing, unethical behavior is reduced."
 
*Ethics and Campaign Finance - "Open, honest government is the only way to combat unethical political behavior. One way to ensure that our system is clean is full disclosure. If everyone can see what elected officials are doing, unethical behavior is reduced."
  
==Committee assignments==
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==Elections==
===2011-2012===
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===2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nygren has been appointed to these committees:
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]'' 
* [[Finance Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Finance Committee]]
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* [[Joint Finance Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature|Joint Committee on Finance]]
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* [[Insurance Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Insurance Committee]]
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* [[Joint Legislative Council Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature|Joint Committee on Legislative Council]]
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===2009-2010===
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Nygren won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 89|District 89]]. Nygren ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Joe Reinhard]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nygren served on these committees:
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{{Election box 2012
* [[Education Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Education Committee]]
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* [[Health and Healthcare Reform Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Health and Healthcare Reform Committee]]
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89, General Election
* [[Insurance Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Insurance Committee]]
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|party1 =Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|winner1 =John Nygren
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 = Joe Reinhard
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|candidate3 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 =16081
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|votes2 = 11129
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|votes3 =22
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}}
  
==Elections==
 
 
===2011 recall===
 
===2011 recall===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)]]'' and ''[[Dave Hansen recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2011)]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)]]'' and ''[[Dave Hansen recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2011)]]''
  
Nygren announced on May 10 that he would run against [[Democratic]] [[Wisconsin State Senate|state Sen.]] [[Dave Hansen]] in a recall election.<ref>[http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/e4949e159db14dc0bce33ae7413b9c3d/WI--Wisconsin-Recalls-Hansen/ ''Daily Reporter,'' "Wisconsin GOP assemblyman to run against Democratic senator in recall election," May 10, 2011]</ref> Mary Scray, vice chair of the Brown County Board, had considered running, but endorsed Nygren instead.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/121036318.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,'' "Wisconsin Senate recall races tempt Assembly members," April 30, 2011]</ref>Scray had considered running, but ended up endorsing Nygren instead.<ref>[http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110526/GPG0101/110526030/Republican-Mary-Scray-withdraws-from-state-Sen-Dave-Hansen-recall-election ''Green Bay Press Gazette,'' "Republican Mary Scray withdraws from state Sen. Dave Hansen recall election," May 26, 2011]</ref>  About 18,872 signatures were filed against Hansen on April 21, seeking his recall.
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Nygren announced on May 10 that he would run against [[Democratic]] [[Wisconsin State Senate|state Sen.]] [[Dave Hansen]] in a recall election.<ref>[http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/e4949e159db14dc0bce33ae7413b9c3d/WI--Wisconsin-Recalls-Hansen/ ''Daily Reporter,'' "Wisconsin GOP assemblyman to run against Democratic senator in recall election," May 10, 2011]</ref> Mary Scray, vice chair of the Brown County Board, had considered running, but endorsed Nygren instead.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/121036318.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,'' "Wisconsin Senate recall races tempt Assembly members," April 30, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110526/GPG0101/110526030/Republican-Mary-Scray-withdraws-from-state-Sen-Dave-Hansen-recall-election ''Green Bay Press Gazette,'' "Republican Mary Scray withdraws from state Sen. Dave Hansen recall election," May 26, 2011]</ref>  About 18,872 signatures were filed against Hansen on April 21, seeking his recall.
  
In announcing his candidacy, Nygren criticized Hansen for fleeing to Illinois to prevent a vote on the [[Wisconsin Assembly Bill 11, the "Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill" (2011)|Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill]]. Nygren said Hansen "walked off the job, fled the state of Wisconsin, and literally turned his back on the people he swore an oath to represent." <ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/121609453.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,'' "4th Assembly member announces recall candidacy," May 10, 2011]</ref>
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In announcing his candidacy, Nygren criticized Hansen for fleeing to Illinois to prevent a vote on the [[Wisconsin Assembly Bill 11, the "Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill" (2011)|Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill]]. Nygren said Hansen "walked off the job, fled the state of Wisconsin, and literally turned his back on the people he swore an oath to represent."<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/121609453.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,'' "4th Assembly member announces recall candidacy," May 10, 2011]</ref>
  
[[David VanderLeest]], who organized the recall campaign, is also running for the seat.<ref>[http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2011/may/22/recall-dave-hansen-organizer-running-senate/ ''WTAQ,'' "'Recall Dave Hansen' organizer running for Senate," May 22, 2011]</ref>
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[[David VanderLeest]], who organized the recall campaign, also declared for the seat.<ref>[http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2011/may/22/recall-dave-hansen-organizer-running-senate/ ''WTAQ,'' "'Recall Dave Hansen' organizer running for Senate," May 22, 2011]</ref> VanderLeest and Nygren were to face off in a primary on July 19, with the winner facing Hansen in the recall on August 16. However, Nygren was removed from the ballot for insufficient valid signatures on his nomination papers. He contested the decision in circuit court, but it was upheld.<ref>[http://www.fox11online.com//dpp/elections/state/john-nygren-vs-gab-goes-to-hearing ‘’FOX 11,'' “Nygren’s name will not be on ballot,” July 1, 2011]</ref>
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====Nominating papers challenged====
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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin [[Wisconsin recall: Challenges filed against four of the six candidates in Democratic recalls|filed challenges]] against the nominating papers of Nygren, [[Kim Simac]], [[Robert Lussow]] and [[David VanderLeest]] on June 24. The [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]] considered the challenges on June 27,<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/124547969.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,'' "Challenges filed against 4 GOP candidates in recall races," June 25, 2011]</ref> certifying all of the candidates except for Nygren. While he turned in 424, the Board found only 398 of those to be valid, two short of the 400 necessary to make the ballot.<ref>[http://elections.wispolitics.com/2011/06/gab-kicks-nygren-off-ballot.html ''WisPolitics,'' “GAB kicks Nygren off the ballot,” June 27, 2011]</ref>
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Nygren did not file any correcting affidavits by the 27th, as was required by GAB regulations. Additionally, there was no explanatory response for controversial signatures. [http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/candidate_nygren_challenge_work_sheet_pdf_19876.pdf Nygren’s response] to the challenges did contain many affidavits and responses, but did not seemingly cover all of the challenges filed by the Democratic Party. GAB staff used google maps and their laptops to go one-by-one through many of the signature challenges during the meeting. Before the board officially voted to certify only 398 signatures, the attorney for Nygren argued that Nygren should still be certified because two signatures is so minute, and that the policy should be one of the utmost ballot access.
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Nygren appealed the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board|GAB]] decision in [[judgepedia:Dane County Circuit Court|circuit court]],<ref>[http://elections.wispolitics.com/2011/06/nygren-vows-to-pursue-further-legal.html ''Wis Politics'' “Nygren vows to pursue further legal options,” June 27, 2011]</ref> but the original decision was upheld. Nygren blamed the outcome on “Democrat-appointed GAB staff that has constantly worked against me as I defended myself from the Democratic Party’s frivolous challenges.”<ref>[http://wispolitics.com/index.Iml?Article=241104 ''WisPolitics,'' “Nygren Campaign: Statement following Dane County court decision,” July 1, 2011]</ref>
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=====Documents=====
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/state_senate_district_30_nygren_nomination_petitio_12704.pdf John Nygren nomination petitions]
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/scott_challenge_of_nygren_pdf_20886.pdf Scott challenge against Nygren]
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/dpw_challenges_against_nygren_pdf_12058.pdf Democratic Party challenges against Nygren]
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/nygren_response_to_challenge_pdf_20540.pdf Nygren's response to challenges]
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/nygren_challenge_memo_pdf_17543.pdf GAB staff analysis of challenge against Nygren]
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/candidate_nygren_challenge_work_sheet_pdf_19876.pdf Nygren challenge worksheet]
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/tretow_affidavit_pdf_20683.pdf Tretow affidavit]
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/shields_affidavit_pdf_20788.pdf Shields affidavit]
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/shields_affadavit_exhibit_jpg_15940.jpg Shields affidavit exhibit]
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====Certification challenge delays====
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On May 27, 2011, the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]] announced it would be unable to consider the recall petitions for the three Democratic incumbents at the May 31, 2011 meeting. Citing "numerous factual and legal issues," the Board said in its statement that more time is needed to ensure that a complete record will be available for examination -- particularly since the decision will likely be appealed to the courts.<ref name="delay">[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/122750439.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'' "Review of recall petitions going slowly; July 12 election in doubt," May 27, 2011]</ref>
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In its release, the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board|GAB]] officials said they do not expect to be able to hold a hearing on the recalls of Democratic incumbents until the week of June 6. This raises potential legal issues, as the initial extension granted to [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board|GAB]] for certification required it to ultimately make determinations before June 3.<ref name="delay"/>
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The board went ahead with hearings on [http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/5_31_11_open_agenda_notice_pdf_14450.pdf May 31] for the recalls of Republican incumbents [[Sheila Harsdorf recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2011)|Sheila Harsdorf]], [[Robert Cowles recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2011)|Robert Cowles]] and [[Alberta Darling recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2011)|Alberta Darling]].<ref>[http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/797b618a911946e2b4be123fe7feec9e/WI--Wisconsin-Recalls/ ''Greenfield Reporter'' "Wis. election officials delay decision on recall petitions for Dems, may need date change," May 27, 2011]</ref> Officials released a [http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/event/74/may_31_meeting_packet_pdf_11115.pdf 125-page memo] on May 27, 2011 concerning the signatures and legal challenges.
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The GAB filed a [http://wispolitics.com/1006/110601_GAB_filing.pdf brief] on June 1 asking the court for a one-week extension, which would give them until June 10 to finish working on the three Democratic recalls. The case was heard in Dane County Court at 1:30 pm on Friday, June 3.<ref>[http://elections.wispolitics.com/2011/06/gab-formally-asks-judge-for-more-time.html ''WisPolitics,'' "GAB formally asks judge for more time to consider recall petitions against Dems," June 1, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/122952093.html ''Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,'' "State board requests more time to review recall petitions," June 1, 2011]</ref> [[Judgepedia:Dane County Circuit Court|Dane County]] [[Judgepedia:John Markson|Judge John Markson]] ruled that there was good cause for the extension, and that the GAB did not violate any rules by taking up the petitions out of order.<ref>[http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Six_Republican_Recalls_Approved_Democrats_Delayed.html ''NBC 15,'' "UPDATE: Judge Grants Week Extension for Recall Review," June 3, 2011]</ref>
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Ultimately, on June 8, after nearly 9 hours of deliberations, the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]] certified the [[Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)|recalls]] of three Democratic incumbents and set an initial election for July 19.<ref>[http://www.wisn.com/r/28175470/detail.html ''WISN,'' “GAB Certifies 3 Democratic Recall Elections,” June 8, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
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==Sponsored legislation==    
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Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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{{Comprehensive donor history
*AJR-51 Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution claimed; federal mandates provision
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|Name = Nygren
*AR-7 Rate increases re sales tax, income tax, or franchise tax: two-thirds majority vote in Assembly required for passage, concurrence, and adoption
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|Full name = John Nygren
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|Editdate = June 7, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8318 ''followthemoney.org'', "Nygren, John," accessed June 7, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 122212
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89]]
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|totalraised2010 = 48952
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89]]
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|totalraised2008 = 53554
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2008|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89]]
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|totalraised2006 = 40644
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2006|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89]]
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For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A89 House site].
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Nygren
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|full Name = John Nygren
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143411
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 122,212
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|org1 = Weyers, Ronald A
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|org2 = Schierl, Paul J
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|org3 = Kohler, Mary S
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|org4 = Nextera Energy
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|org5 = Gentine, Louis P
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|orgamount1 = 1500
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|orgamount2 = 1250
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
According to records available as of May 18, 2011, Nygren raised $45,503 during 2010. Listed below are the top five contributors.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131708 2010 contributors to John Nygren]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2010
 
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|full Name = John Nygren
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| Jeanette Clement
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
| align="right" | $1,000
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
| Wisconsin Insurance Alliance
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|total raised = 48,952
| align="right" | $750
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|org1 = Clement, Jeanette
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|org2 = Wisconsin Insurance Alliance
| John Nygren
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|org3 = Nygren, John
| align="right" | $600
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|org4 = Derusha, Judy L
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|org5 = Smeester, Joe
| Judy L. Derusha
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 750
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|orgamount3 = 600
| Northwestern Mutual Life
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|orgamount4 = 600
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|orgamount5 = 600
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|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
The top 5 donors to Nygren's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110241 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|full Name = John Nygren
| Nygren, John
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110241
| align="right" |$2,337 
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
| Jackson, Nathan
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|party = Republican
| align="right" | $635
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|total raised = 53,554
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|org1 = Nygren, John
| Everson, Daniel  
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|org2 = Jackson, Nathan
| align="right" | $600
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|org3 = Everson, Daniel
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|org4 = Managed Health Services Insurance Corp
| WI Health Care Assoc
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|org5 = Wanek, Todd R
| align="right" | $500
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|orgamount1 = 2337
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|orgamount2 = 635
| Ziegelbauer, Gary J
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|orgamount3 = 600
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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===2006===
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|full Name = John Nygren
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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Nygren is a lifetime member and former national president of the Jaycees, former chair of the [[Marinette County, Wisconsin|Marinette County]] Grand Old Party, and former President of the Marinette Kiwanis.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65090 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Nygren]</ref>
  
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John Nygren
Nygren john.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 89
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Personal
Birthday02/27/1964
Place of birthMarinette, WI
ProfessionInsurance/Financial Representative
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Nygren (b. February 27, 1964) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 89. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Nygren has worked as an insurance/financial representative, and restaurant owner.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Audit
Employment Relations
Finance
Employment Relations
Joint Finance, Co-chair
Joint Legislative Audit
Joint Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AJR-51 Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution claimed; federal mandates provision
  • AR-7 Rate increases re sales tax, income tax, or franchise tax: two-thirds majority vote in Assembly required for passage, concurrence, and adoption

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

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Jobs & The Economy - "We must invest in our people to ensure that they are properly trained for the jobs of today, and tomorrow. I support tax credits for employer assisted higher education so that employers might invest in its employees."
  • Taxes - "Reducing our tax burden is a top priority. I will work to eliminate job and innovation killing taxes such as the Wisconsin’s Death Tax and Internet Tax."
  • Government Spending - "A good place to start saving taxpayer money is to stop giving taxpayer-funded benefits (including free College tuition) to illegal aliens. I support legislation, vetoed by Governor Doyle, to stop illegal aliens from raiding our tax dollars."
  • Health Care - "People need access to information on hospitals and doctors in order to be smart consumers. Giving more power to health care users will help keep costs down as providers compete for their business. I will continue to support legislation that would require disclosure of these costs to you, the consumer."
  • Gun rights - "I am a strong defender of the right of individuals to protect themselves, I oppose efforts by those who would trample on our constitutionally protected rights to keep and bear arms."
  • Ethics and Campaign Finance - "Open, honest government is the only way to combat unethical political behavior. One way to ensure that our system is clean is full disclosure. If everyone can see what elected officials are doing, unethical behavior is reduced."

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Nygren won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 89. Nygren ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Joe Reinhard in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Nygren Incumbent 59.1% 16,081
     Democratic Joe Reinhard 40.9% 11,129
     - Scattering 0.1% 22
Total Votes 27,232

2011 recall

See also: Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011) and Dave Hansen recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2011)

Nygren announced on May 10 that he would run against Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen in a recall election.[4] Mary Scray, vice chair of the Brown County Board, had considered running, but endorsed Nygren instead.[5][6] About 18,872 signatures were filed against Hansen on April 21, seeking his recall.

In announcing his candidacy, Nygren criticized Hansen for fleeing to Illinois to prevent a vote on the Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill. Nygren said Hansen "walked off the job, fled the state of Wisconsin, and literally turned his back on the people he swore an oath to represent."[7]

David VanderLeest, who organized the recall campaign, also declared for the seat.[8] VanderLeest and Nygren were to face off in a primary on July 19, with the winner facing Hansen in the recall on August 16. However, Nygren was removed from the ballot for insufficient valid signatures on his nomination papers. He contested the decision in circuit court, but it was upheld.[9]

Nominating papers challenged

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin filed challenges against the nominating papers of Nygren, Kim Simac, Robert Lussow and David VanderLeest on June 24. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board considered the challenges on June 27,[10] certifying all of the candidates except for Nygren. While he turned in 424, the Board found only 398 of those to be valid, two short of the 400 necessary to make the ballot.[11]

Nygren did not file any correcting affidavits by the 27th, as was required by GAB regulations. Additionally, there was no explanatory response for controversial signatures. Nygren’s response to the challenges did contain many affidavits and responses, but did not seemingly cover all of the challenges filed by the Democratic Party. GAB staff used google maps and their laptops to go one-by-one through many of the signature challenges during the meeting. Before the board officially voted to certify only 398 signatures, the attorney for Nygren argued that Nygren should still be certified because two signatures is so minute, and that the policy should be one of the utmost ballot access.

Nygren appealed the GAB decision in circuit court,[12] but the original decision was upheld. Nygren blamed the outcome on “Democrat-appointed GAB staff that has constantly worked against me as I defended myself from the Democratic Party’s frivolous challenges.”[13]

Documents

Certification challenge delays

On May 27, 2011, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board announced it would be unable to consider the recall petitions for the three Democratic incumbents at the May 31, 2011 meeting. Citing "numerous factual and legal issues," the Board said in its statement that more time is needed to ensure that a complete record will be available for examination -- particularly since the decision will likely be appealed to the courts.[14]

In its release, the GAB officials said they do not expect to be able to hold a hearing on the recalls of Democratic incumbents until the week of June 6. This raises potential legal issues, as the initial extension granted to GAB for certification required it to ultimately make determinations before June 3.[14]

The board went ahead with hearings on May 31 for the recalls of Republican incumbents Sheila Harsdorf, Robert Cowles and Alberta Darling.[15] Officials released a 125-page memo on May 27, 2011 concerning the signatures and legal challenges.

The GAB filed a brief on June 1 asking the court for a one-week extension, which would give them until June 10 to finish working on the three Democratic recalls. The case was heard in Dane County Court at 1:30 pm on Friday, June 3.[16][17] Dane County Judge John Markson ruled that there was good cause for the extension, and that the GAB did not violate any rules by taking up the petitions out of order.[18]

Ultimately, on June 8, after nearly 9 hours of deliberations, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board certified the recalls of three Democratic incumbents and set an initial election for July 19.[19]

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Nygren was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 89. He defeated Democrat Bob Orwig in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [20]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John Nygren (R) 15,788
Bob Orwig (D) 7,520
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png John Nygren (R) 4,805 99.81

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nygren is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Nygren raised a total of $265,362 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[21]

John Nygren's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89 Won $122,212
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89 Won $48,952
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89 Won $53,554
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89 Won $40,644
Grand Total Raised $265,362

2012

Nygren won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Nygren raised a total of $122,212.

2010

Nygren won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Nygren raised a total of $48,952.

2008

Nygren won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Nygren raised a total of $53,554.

2006

Nygren won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Nygren raised a total of $40,644.

Personal

Nygren is a lifetime member and former national president of the Jaycees, former chair of the Marinette County Grand Old Party, and former President of the Marinette Kiwanis.[22]

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Nygren
  2. Vote John Nygren Issues
  3. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
  4. Daily Reporter, "Wisconsin GOP assemblyman to run against Democratic senator in recall election," May 10, 2011
  5. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Senate recall races tempt Assembly members," April 30, 2011
  6. Green Bay Press Gazette, "Republican Mary Scray withdraws from state Sen. Dave Hansen recall election," May 26, 2011
  7. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "4th Assembly member announces recall candidacy," May 10, 2011
  8. WTAQ, "'Recall Dave Hansen' organizer running for Senate," May 22, 2011
  9. ‘’FOX 11, “Nygren’s name will not be on ballot,” July 1, 2011
  10. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Challenges filed against 4 GOP candidates in recall races," June 25, 2011
  11. WisPolitics, “GAB kicks Nygren off the ballot,” June 27, 2011
  12. Wis Politics “Nygren vows to pursue further legal options,” June 27, 2011
  13. WisPolitics, “Nygren Campaign: Statement following Dane County court decision,” July 1, 2011
  14. 14.0 14.1 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Review of recall petitions going slowly; July 12 election in doubt," May 27, 2011
  15. Greenfield Reporter "Wis. election officials delay decision on recall petitions for Dems, may need date change," May 27, 2011
  16. WisPolitics, "GAB formally asks judge for more time to consider recall petitions against Dems," June 1, 2011
  17. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "State board requests more time to review recall petitions," June 1, 2011
  18. NBC 15, "UPDATE: Judge Grants Week Extension for Recall Review," June 3, 2011
  19. WISN, “GAB Certifies 3 Democratic Recall Elections,” June 8, 2011
  20. Official GAB primary results
  21. followthemoney.org, "Nygren, John," accessed June 7, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Nygren
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