Paul Farrow

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Paul Farrow
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Wisconsin State Senate District 33
Incumbent
In office
December 14, 2012 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
First electedDecember 4, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly District 98
2011-2012
Education
Bachelor'sCarroll College, 1991
Associate'sWaukesha County Technical College, 1987
Personal
Birthday07/17/1964
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paul Farrow is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 33 since December 14, 2012.[1] He was elected in a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Rich Zipperer (R).[2]

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.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farrow served on these committees:

Elections

2012

Regular

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.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Farrow Incumbent 70.4% 22,665
     Democratic Eric Prudent 29.5% 9,503
     - Scattering 0.1% 19
Total Votes 32,187

Special

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

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.[5][6][7][8][9]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 33, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Farrow 98.1% 6,909
     - Scattering 1.9% 136
Total Votes 7,045

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Farrow defeated Democrat Victor Weers in the November 2 general election. Farrow defeated Thomas Schellinger in the primary election. [10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Farrow (R) 22,236
Victor Weers (D) 6,788
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Farrow (R) 7,394 60.09%
Thomas J. Schellinger (R) 4,901 39.83%

Campaign themes

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. "[11]

Campaign donors

In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan Assembly candidates.[12]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, when Farrow first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $28,375 in donations.[13]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Paul Farrow $6,000
David Nicholas $500
Wisconsin Republican Party $500
Alliant Energy $500
Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors $500
Wisconsin Realtors Association $500
Tavern League of Wisconsin $500
Cooperative Outreach for Objective Politics $500
General Electric $500
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance $500
5 individual donors $500 each

Personal

Farrow is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rich Zipperer (R)
Wisconsin State Senate District 33
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Rich Zipperer (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 98
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Adam Neylon (R)