Penny Bernard Schaber
|Penny Bernard Schaber|
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 57|
|2009 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Southern Illinois University, 1977 and Northwestern University Medical School, 1980|
|Associate's||Southern Illinois University, 1973 and Fox Valley Technical College, 1986|
|Place of birth||Mundelein, IL|
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.
Schaber is a retired Physical Therapist, last working with the Oshkosh Area School District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schaber served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Aging and Long-Term Care|
|• Jobs, Economy and Mining|
|• State Affairs|
|• Tax Exemptions|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schaber served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Jobs, the Economy and Small Business|
|• Public Health and Public Safety|
During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schaber served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Public Health|
|• Health and Healthcare Reform|
|• Jobs, the Economy and Small Business, Vice Chair|
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.
Schaber's website highlighted the following campaign themes: "...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."
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Penny Bernard Schaber Incumbent||94%||19,862|
|Republican||Brian Garrow (Write-In)||3.2%||668|
- 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. 
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57 General Election (2010)|
|Penny Bernard Schaber (D)||10,426|
|Chris Hanson (R)||9,420|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57 Democratic primary (2010)|
|Penny Bernard Schaber (D)||1,709||100%|
Comprehensive donor information for Schaber is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Schaber raised a total of $302,995 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.
|Penny Bernard Schaber's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57||$40,652|
|2010||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57||$81,900|
|2008||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57||$132,962|
|2006||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 57||$47,481|
|Grand Total Raised||$302,995|
2012Schaber won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Schaber raised a total of $40,652.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Penny Bernard Schaber's campaign in 2012|
|Schaber, Penny Bernard||$4,874|
|Schaber, Dale B||$590|
|Wisconsin Education Association Council||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$40,652|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Schaber won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Schaber raised a total of $81,900.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Penny Bernard Schaber's campaign in 2010|
|Schaber, Penny Bernard||$3,348|
|Total Raised in 2010||$81,900|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Schaber won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Schaber raised a total of $132,962.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Penny Bernard Schaber's campaign in 2008|
|Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte of Wisconsin||$1,175|
|Schaber, Penny Bernard||$1,028|
|Faulkner, Judith R||$1,000|
|Stryker, Jon L||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$132,962|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2006Schaber lost the election for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Schaber raised a total of $47,481.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2006 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Penny Bernard Schaber's campaign in 2006|
|Schaber, Penny Bernard||$1,298|
|United Northeast Educators||$1,000|
|Meyers, Mary Ann||$500|
|Total Raised in 2006||$47,481|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Schaber is a member of the Physical Therapy Association, Sierra Club, American Physical Therapy Association, and the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association.
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- Representative Schaber's campaign
- Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Penny Bernard Schaber
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile
- Representative Schaber's Facebook
- Representative Penny Bernard Schaber "About Penny"
- Wisconsin State Assembly "Official Biography of Penny Bernard Schaber"
- Penny 4 Assembly Issues
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Official GAB primary results
- followthemoney.org,,' "Schaber, Penny Bernard," accessed June 6, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Schaber
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