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Terese Berceau
Berceau Terese.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 77
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 16
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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 District 77 since 2013. She represented the 76th District from 1999 to 2013. 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


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Campaigns and Elections
Colleges and Universities


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


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Berceau won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 77. Berceau ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerese Berceau Incumbent 99.4% 27,622
     - Scattering 0.6% 179
Total Votes 27,801


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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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


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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Preceded by
Brett Hulsey (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 77
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 76
Succeeded by
Chris Taylor (D)