Peter Barca

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Peter Barca
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 64
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, Wisconsin State Assembly
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly District 64
1984-1995
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1977
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1983
Personal
Birthday08/07/1955
Place of birthKenosha, WI
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter Barca (b. August 7, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 64th District from 1984-1995, and currently since 2009. He currently serves as State Assembly Minority Leader. He previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-1995.

Barca has worked as an employment specialist, CEO of Northpointe Resources, and as a teacher. He is the President of Aurora Association International, co-founder of the International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research (ISCTR), and board member of the Kenosha Family and Aging Society.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Assembly Organization
Employment Relations
Rules
Employment Relations
Information Policy and Technology
Joint Legislative Council
Legislative Organization

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Barca served on these committees:

Issues

Employee contracts

Gov. Jim Doyle's administration negotiated the public employee contracts and it hit a snag in the state legislature in mid-December 2010.

The Wisconsin Senate was deadlocked 16-16 on the series of public employee contracts the chamber considered. Democratic state Sens. Russ Decker and Jeff Plale joined Republican state senators in opposition.

"It wasn't a party-line vote," Decker said.

Decker is a member of the Bricklayers International Union. He voted for the slate of union contracts in a joint legislative committee Wednesday morning. He was stripped of his majority leader title in a closed-door meeting, following the first deadlocked vote.

When the Senate returned to vote by the same count on each of the remaining contracts, state Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, took the role of majority leader.

"I'm extremely surprised," said Barca. "Never in a million years would you that the majority leader,who's been telling people for two weeks that they (the Senate) had the votes and they were moving forward, would be the one to actually kill (the series of contracts)," Barca said.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 2014

Barca is considered a potential challenger to Republican Governor Scott Walker's bid for re-election in 2014. As of January 2013, he has not stated publicly his intentions regarding the race, however a grassroots social media outreach campaign was mounted by local activists aiming to urge Barca to run.[3]

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Barca won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 64. Barca ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Barca Incumbent 96.8% 20,264
     - Scattering 3.2% 662
Total Votes 20,926

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Barca was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 64. He was opposed by Libertarian Daane Hoffman in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 64 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Barca (D) 9,667
Daane Hoffman (L) 1,774
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 64 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter W. Barca (D) 1,466 99.8%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-217 Colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests: health insurance policies and plans required to cover; conditions and OCI and DHS duties
  • AB-365 Felony victim's prior testimony: admissibility of in revocation of probation, parole, or extended supervision proceedings
  • AB-366 OWI second or third offense penalty: court may order a therapeutically indicated dose of naltrexone as condition of probation, fine provision

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barca is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Barca raised a total of $96,900 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[6]

Peter Barca's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 64 Won $32,106
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 64 Won $47,631
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 64 Won $17,163
Grand Total Raised $96,900

2012

Barca won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Barca raised a total of $32,106.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Barca's campaign in 2012
Abbott Laboratories$500
Bowe, Angela$500
Jp Morgan Chase & Co$500
Altria$500
Service Employees Local 179$500
Total Raised in 2012$32,106
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Barca won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Barca raised a total of $47,631.

2008


Rep. Barca responding to an endorsement from Fire Fighters local 414
Barca won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Barca raised a total of $17,163.

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