John Townsend

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John Townsend
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 52
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
John Townsend (b. May 23, 1938) was a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 52nd District since 1999. Prior to his election he served on the Fond du Lac City Council from 1992-1998.

Townsend has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2010.[1]

Townsend has worked as a small business partner/corporate executive, and served in the United States Naval Reserves and Navy.

He is a member of Post 0075 American Legion, Fond du Lac Adult Literacy Advisory Board of the Fond du Lac Arts Council, Fond du Lac Visiting Nurses Association, Post 1904 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Wisconsin Literacy.[2]

Committee assignments



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Townsend did not seek re-election in 2010.

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-82 Mobile emergency communications equipped vehicle owned by an amateur radio organization and used exclusively for emergency communications: 5 year registration for set amount allowed
  • AB-110 Employment information of applicants for law enforcement positions: law enforcement agency authorized to obtain a court order if necessary; confidentiality, court prohibited disclosure, and exceptions provisions
  • AB-331 Orthotic or prosthetic devices and services: health care plans required to cover if prescribed by a physician as medically necessary

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

Campaign donors


The top 5 donors to Townsend's 2008 campaign were mostly professional organizations:[3]

Donor Amount
Townsend, John $2,247
WI Dental Assoc $500
WI Credit Union League $500
WI Manufacturers & Commerce $500
WI Healthcare Assoc $50

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 52
Succeeded by
Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R)