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Revision as of 10:04, 3 March 2011

Penny Bernard Schaber
Schaber Penny.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 57
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 3, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Physical Therapist
Website Assembly website
Penny Bernard Schaber (b. November 5, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 57th District since 2009.

Raised in Illinois, Schaber graduated with both her Associate's and Bachelor's of Science degrees from Southern Illinois University. After graduating from Southern Illinois, Schaber volunteered in the Peace Corps. After completing her service for the Peace Corps in Brazil, she returned state-side to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Schaber graduated from Northwestern with a graduate degree in Physical Therapy. Schaber later attended Fox Valley Technical College and graduated with a Associate's Degree in National Resources[1].

Schaber is a retired Physical Therapist, last working with the Oshkosh Area School District[2]. She is a member of the Physical Therapy Association, Sierra Club, American Physical Therapy Association, and the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association.[3]

Policy positions

On her campaign site Schaber states she will "promote a cleaner and healthier Wisconsin by:"

  • "assisting businesses to attain affordable and accessible health care for all employees and their families
  • supporting strong education, preschool to post-college, with financial support based on need and merit
  • advancing economic growth and environmental protection while allowing for appropriate sustainable community growth
  • encouraging job growth and security including the right to organize
  • decreasing unemployment and providing for a living wage
  • developing efficient mass transit for urban areas
  • balancing revenues with spending
  • promoting cost effective, and positive issue oriented campaigns that are not influenced by financial contributions
  • encouraging contested elections at all levels through a bipartisan redistricting bureau
  • protecting water, air and land resources
  • re-establishing the Office of the Public Intervention and an independent DNR Secretary
  • making government more efficient and responsive."[4]

Committee assignments



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Schaber was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 57. She defeated Republican Chris Hanson in the general election on November 2, 2010. She was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Penny Bernard Schaber (D) 10,426
Chris Hanson (R) 9,420
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Penny Bernard Schaber (D) 1,709 100%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-16 Hearing aids or cochlear implants for children under 18: health insurance policies and plans required to cover; exceptions and Badger Care Plus provisions
  • AB-275 Physical Therapists Affiliated Credentialing Board changed to Physical Therapy Examining Board and no longer attached to or advised by MEB
  • AB-308 Police escorted vehicle or procession of vehicles: provisions created; rights-of-way penalty specified

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

Campaign donors


The top 5 donors to Schaber's 2008 campaign:[6]

Donor Amount
Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte $1,175
Schaber, Penny Bernard $1,028
Katz, Donald $1,000
Faulkner, Judith R $1,000
Bader, Linda $1,000

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Political offices
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 57
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