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Joseph Parisi
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 48
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Joseph Parisi (b. October 24, 1960) was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 48th District from 2005 to 2011. Prior to his election he served as Dane County Clerk from 1996-2004.

Parisi earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a former member of Atwood Community Center and Operation Fresh Start.[1]

Parisi was elected Dane County executive in Spring 2011 and thus resigned his seat in the Assembly. [2].

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Parisi was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 48. He defeated Republican Spencer Zimmerman and Independent Grant Gilbertson in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 48 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Parisi (D) 20,650
Spencer Zimmerman (R) 6,928
Grant Gilbertson (I) 893
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 48

Democratic primary (2010)

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph T. Parisi (D) 3,748 99.81%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-256 Wind energy system: PSC to establish common standards for political subdivisions to regulate construction and operation of; definition, ordinance, enforcement, and PSC review provisions; exception for certain electric generating facilities with a certificate of public convenience and necessity
  • AB-277 Housing discrimination based on person's status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking prohibited
  • AB-333 News persons: limiting disclosure of information gathered by

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

Campaign donors


Rep. Parisi talking about the Hunger Conference

The top 5 donors to Parisi's 2008 campaign:[4]

Donor Amount
GlaxoSmithKline $500
WI Laborers District Council $500
Madison Teachers $500
American Family Insurance $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 48
Succeeded by
Chris Taylor