|Wisconsin State Senate District 33|
|December 14, 2012 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||December 4, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 98|
|Associate's||Waukesha County Technical College, 1987|
|Bachelor's||Carroll College, 1991|
|Place of birth||Milwaukee, WI|
Farrow previously was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 98 from 2011 to 2012.
Before coming to office, Farrow owned a small home inspection business. He is a graduate of Waukesha County Technical College in 1987 where he studied marketing, and a 1991 graduate of Carroll College, majoring in Business Administration.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Farrow served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education, Vice Chair|
|• Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications, Chair|
|• Judiciary and Labor|
|• Joint Legislative Council|
|• Joint Survey on Retirement Systems|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farrow served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Colleges and Universities|
|• Transportation, Vice Chair|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
Farrow won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 98. Farrow ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Eric Prudent (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Paul Farrow Incumbent||70.4%||22,665|
Farrow won the special election for state Senate District 33. Rich Zipperer (R) resigned the seat to join Gov. Scott Walker's cabinet. Farrow defeated fellow state Rep. Chris Kapenga (R) in the Republican primary on November 6. No Democrats filed for the seat, thus Farrow easily won the general election on December 4.
|Wisconsin State Senate, District 33, Special Election, 2012|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98 General Election (2010)|
|Paul Farrow (R)||22,236|
|Victor Weers (D)||6,788|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Paul Farrow (R)||7,394||60.09%|
|Thomas J. Schellinger (R)||4,901||39.83%|
Farrow lists five main issues in his campaign:
- "Create a climate for job growth" - " The first thing we need to do is repeal the combined reporting tax. "
- "Lower taxes and Reduce spending" " Both the state and federal government have made decisions that will be difficult to maintain in the present economic conditions."
- "Transportation" - " We need to focus on the current road system and how to best maintain it. Legislation that would not allow dipping into the transportation funds to offset general expenses will be important."
- "Stop over-regulation" - "Paul realizes that small businesses create most of our jobs. He will work to get rid of unnecessary regulation that stifles growth."
- "Provide quality education" -"There are two issues that have to be evaluated when it comes to the education system in Wisconsin: 1. How we educate our children and adults returning; 2. How we fund our schools. "
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when Farrow first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $28,375 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Wisconsin Republican Party||$500|
|Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors||$500|
|Wisconsin Realtors Association||$500|
|Tavern League of Wisconsin||$500|
|Cooperative Outreach for Objective Politics||$500|
|Wisconsin Insurance Alliance||$500|
|5 individual donors||$500 each|
Farrow is married and has two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Paul + Farrow + Wisconsin + Assembly"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Paul Farrow on the Wisconsin State Assembly website
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Farrow on Facebook
- The Republic, "Republican Farrow who won special election to state Senate to be sworn in next week," December 6, 2012
- B93.7, "Newest Wisconsin Senator to be sworn-in next Friday," December 6, 2012
- Farrow's campaign website - Biography
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kapenga joins Farrow in race to replace Zipperer," July 26, 2012
- Sussex Sun, "Absentee ballot confusion in Senate primary," October 2, 2012
- Waukesha Patch, "Kapenga Concedes to Farrow in 33rd Senate District," November 7, 2012
- Sussex Patch, "Paul Farrow Officially Wins State Senate Race," December 4, 2012
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, " Special Election Results December 4, 2012," accessed December 19, 2012
- Official GAB primary results
- Farrow campaign website - Issues
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money.org, Paul Farrow candidate summary, Retrieved June 22, 2011
Rich Zipperer (R)
|Wisconsin State Senate District 33
| Succeeded by|
Rich Zipperer (R)
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 98
| Succeeded by|
Adam Neylon (R)