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Terese Berceau
Berceau Terese.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 76
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 16
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973
Date of birth08/23/1950
Place of birthGreen Bay, WI
Office website
Terese Berceau (b. August 23, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 76th District since 1999. She served as a member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors from 1992-2000.

Berceau worked as a career placement specialist for the University of Wisconsin's Robert M. La Follette Institute from 1983-1998, magazine editor for the Wisconsin Counties Association from 1981-1983, and as a substitute teacher.

She is a member of a number of organizations, including 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, Dane Area Rapid Transit, Dane County Democratic Party, Friends of the Arboretum, National Organization of Women (NOW), National Women's Political Caucus, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, and the Sierra Club.[1]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Berceau served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Berceau is running in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 77. Berceau is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. No Republican has filed to run for this seat. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[2]


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Berceau was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 76. Berceau defeated Independent Torrey Jaeckle in the general election on November 2, 2010. She was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 76 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terese Berceau (D) 20,246
Torrey Jaeckle (I) 4,501
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 76 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Terese Berceau (D) 3,954 99.82%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-56 Prescription drug advertising prohibited; exceptions provided.
  • AB-66 Unlimited or undefined quantity of beer or intoxicating liquor for sale at a fixed price: Class "B" and "Class B" licensee or permittee prohibited from providing, penalty provisions
  • AB-163 Political signs meeting certain criteria on rental premises: landlord may not prohibit
  • AB-203 Federal orders placing Wisconsin National Guard on federal active duty: Governor required to review; summary report to appropriate legislative committee required
  • AB-221 Semiautomatic handgun identification: microstamping requirements created; penalties and law enforcement provisions

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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Berceau received $10,745 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Terese Berceau's campaign in 2010
Capital Area Uniserv North$1,000
Wisconsin State Auto Workers$500
Wisconsin Dental Association$500
Electrical Workers Local 159$500
United Transportation Union$500
Total Raised in 2010 $10,745


The top 5 donors to Berceau's 2008 campaign were health and labor organizations:[5]

Donor Amount
WI Dental Assoc $500
Managed Health Services Insurance Corp $500
Southeastern WI Auto Workers $500
Painters & Allied Trades $500
WI Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals $500

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