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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]]
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]] 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>
Revision as of 16:18, 27 June 2011
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 89|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
January 3, 2013
Nygren has worked as an insurance/financial representative, and restaurant owner.
On his campaign site Nygren lists his positions on a number of issues, including:
- 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."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nygren has been appointed to these committees:
- Finance Committee
- Joint Committee on Finance
- Insurance Committee
- Joint Committee on Legislative Council
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nygren served on these committees:
Nygren announced on May 10 that he would run against Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen in a recall election. Mary Scray, vice chair of the Brown County Board, had considered running, but endorsed Nygren instead. 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." 
David VanderLeest, who organized the recall campaign, is also running for the seat. VanderLeest and Nygren will face off in a primary on July 19, with the winner facing Hansen in the recall on August 16.
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, 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.
- John Nygren nomination petitions
- Scott challenge against Nygren
- Democratic Party challenges against Nygren
- Nygren's response to challenges
- GAB staff analysis of challenge against Nygren
- Nygren challenge worksheet
- Tretow affidavit
- Shields affidavit
- Shields affidavit exhibit
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.
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.
The board went ahead with hearings on May 31 for the recalls of Republican incumbents Sheila Harsdorf, Robert Cowles and Alberta Darling. 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. 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.
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.
- 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. 
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89 General Election (2010)|
|John Nygren (R)||15,788|
|Bob Orwig (D)||7,520|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 89 Republican Primary (2010)|
|John Nygren (R)||4,805||99.81|
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.
According to records available as of May 18, 2011, Nygren raised $45,503 during 2010. Listed below are the top five contributors.
|Wisconsin Insurance Alliance||$750|
|Judy L. Derusha||$600|
|Northwestern Mutual Life||$500|
The top 5 donors to Nygren's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:
|WI Health Care Assoc||$500|
|Ziegelbauer, Gary J||$500|
- Vote John Nygren official campaign website
- Representative Nygren's web page
- Wisconsin Assembly - Representative John Nygren
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile
- Representative Nygren's Freedom Speaks profile
- John Nygren on Facebook
- Representative Nygren's twitter
- Representative Nygren's LinkedIn
- John Nygren for State Senate Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Nygren
- Vote John Nygren Issues
- Daily Reporter, "Wisconsin GOP assemblyman to run against Democratic senator in recall election," May 10, 2011
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Senate recall races tempt Assembly members," April 30, 2011
- Green Bay Press Gazette, "Republican Mary Scray withdraws from state Sen. Dave Hansen recall election," May 26, 2011
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "4th Assembly member announces recall candidacy," May 10, 2011
- WTAQ, "'Recall Dave Hansen' organizer running for Senate," May 22, 2011
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Challenges filed against 4 GOP candidates in recall races," June 25, 2011
- ‘’WisPolitics,’’ “GAB kicks Nygren off the ballot,” June 27, 2011
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Review of recall petitions going slowly; July 12 election in doubt," May 27, 2011
- Greenfield Reporter "Wis. election officials delay decision on recall petitions for Dems, may need date change," May 27, 2011
- WisPolitics, "GAB formally asks judge for more time to consider recall petitions against Dems," June 1, 2011
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "State board requests more time to review recall petitions," June 1, 2011
- NBC 15, "UPDATE: Judge Grants Week Extension for Recall Review," June 3, 2011
- WISN, “GAB Certifies 3 Democratic Recall Elections,” June 8, 2011
- Official GAB primary results
- 2010 contributors to John Nygren
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
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