Peter Barca

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Peter Barca
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 64
Incumbent
Assumed office
1984-95, 2009
Current term ends
January 3, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Assembly website
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 2098. 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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barca has been appointed to these committees:

Employment Relations Legislative Council Legislative Organization

2009-2010

In 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

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Barca was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 64. He is opposed by Libertarian Daane Hoffman in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [3]

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

2008


Rep. Barca responding to an endorsement from Fire Fighters local 414

The top 5 donors to Barca's 2008 campaign:[4]

Donor Amount
Barca, Citizens for Peter $1,100
Barca, Peter W $1,000
Barca, Kathleen $500
Barrett For Wisconsin $500
Kenosha Professional Fire Fighters Local $500

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 64
2008–present
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