Mary Lazich

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Mary Lazich
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Wisconsin State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly
1993-1998
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Personal
Birthday10/03/1952
Place of birthLoyal, WI
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mary Lazich (b. October 3, 1952) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin Senate. She has represented District 28 since 1998. In 2003, she was the Majority Caucus Chairperson. She was previously a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1992 to 1998. She was a Board member of Waukesha County from 1990 to 1993 and a member of the New Berlin City Council from 1986 to 1992. She is also involved with the Waukesha County Republican Party.

Lazich attended University of Wisconsin, Waukesha; and earned a BA from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Elections and Urban Affairs, Chair
Finance
Health and Human Services
Joint Finance
Joint Legislative Audit

2011-2012

At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session, Lazich served on the following committees:

2009-2010

At the beginning of the 2009 legislative session, Lazich served on the following committees:

Issues

2011 unemployment bill

Lazich was one of three Republican state senators, including Glenn Grothman and Rich Zipperer, who voted no on the Wisconsin State Senate's version of an unemployment bill in July 2011.

The bill, which could eliminate a newly instituted one-week waiting period on the receipt of unemployment benefits, passed in the Senate with a vote of 30-3. State officials said the one-week waiting period is a crucial part of the effort to root out fraud, but the bill works to eliminate it.

Democratic Senator Robert Jauch called the one-week waiting period “a 55 million dollar highway robbery of workers."[2]

Elections

2012

Lazich won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wisconsin State Senate, District 12 seat. She ran unopposed in the primary election and defeated Jim Ward (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jim Ward 36.5% 35,053
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Lazich Incumbent 63.4% 60,854
     - Scattering 0.1% 103
Total Votes 96,010

2011 recall

See also: Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin began a recall campaign targeting Lazich and 7 of her Republican colleagues in the Wisconsin State Senate in March 2011.[4],[5] Organizers were unable to collect the necessary 20,973 signatures by the May 2 deadline to force a recall, falling about 2,000 short.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mary Lazich won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 28. She was unopposed. [7]

Mary Lazich raised $57,326 for her campaign [8]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Lazich (R) 74,951

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Lazich includes:[9]

  • A bill revising child abuse/neglect laws[10]
  • A bill creating penalties for companies that employ illegal immigrants[11]
  • An amendment allowing decreases to the salaries of public officers during their elected term[12]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lazich is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Lazich raised a total of $598,735 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[13]

Mary Lazich's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 Won $50,103
2010 Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $7,950
2008 Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 Won $57,326
2006 Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $30,355
2004 Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 Won $52,135
2002 Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $10,659
2000 Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 Won $115,062
1998 Wisconsin State Senate, District 28 Won $275,145
Grand Total Raised $598,735

2012

Lazich won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lazich raised a total of $50,103.
Wisconsin State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Lazich's campaign in 2012
Friends of Pam Galloway$5,000
Wisconsin Dental Association$1,000
Republican Women of Waukesha County$1,000
Wisconsin Realtors Association$1,000
Milwaukee Professional Fire Fighters Local 215$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$50,103
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lazich was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Lazich raised a total of $7,950.

2008

Lazich won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Lazich raised a total of $57,326.

2006

Lazich was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Lazich raised a total of $30,355.

2004

Lazich won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Lazich raised a total of $52,135.

2002

Lazich was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Lazich raised a total of $10,659.

2000

Lazich won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Lazich raised a total of $115,062.

1998

Lazich won election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Lazich raised a total of $275,145.

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Personal

Lazich is married and has three children.[1]

References

Political offices
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Wisconsin State Senate District 28
1998–present
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