Monday, January 3, 2005
2:03 P.M.
Ninety-Seventh Regular Session
Assembly Journal
The Assembly met in the Assembly Chamber located in the State Capitol. Pursuant to Section 13.02 of the Wisconsin Statutes and Assembly Rule 5, the Assembly was called to order by the chief clerk of the 2003-2004 session, Patrick Fuller.
The prayer was offered by Reverend Robert A. Wild, President of Marquette University:
"Gracious God, you whom our human family addresses by many different names, you are the Creator, the Sustainer, the Lord and Guide of us all. This day as the elected representatives of the people of Wisconsin gather to open a new session of this State's Assembly, we beg you to bless and assist with your love and care each of the men and women who are to be sworn in this day as members of this legislative body. They are present here because the citizens of this State have formally entrusted to them the sacred duty of establishing programs and enacting legislation that will secure for these citizens the continued blessings of freedom, the protection of their rights and the promotion of their general and collective welfare. A weighty responsibility, not one to be entered upon lightly, indeed a sacred duty and trust.
Therefore, Lord, we do indeed implore you to bless abundantly the members of this Assembly. Grant them wisdom, grant them vision, grant them courage, integrity and honesty.
Amid the turmoil and tension of legislative debate, help them to respect one another, enable them to learn from one another, assist them when necessary to find workable and acceptable compromises so that the people's proper business may go forward. While in the political process differences of opinion are inevitable, help these men and women to avoid descending into personal hostility and bitterness. May they never forget that they hold their office as a public trust and may they always honor and uphold that sacred trust to the very best of their ability.
Finally, Lord, we beg you to bless this great State of Wisconsin, our country, our entire human family. To all of us grant peace, justice, and a future filled with hope and promise. Thus we pray to you, you who live and reign today and all days, forever and ever - and let all say Amen."
The Colors were presented by Company G, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Forces.
Representatives-elect Brett Davis and Tamara Grigsby led the membership in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Bobby Arnold, a junior from Edgewood High School in Madison, led the membership in singing the "Star Spangled Banner."
State of Wisconsin
Elections Board
December 16, 2004
The Honorable Patrick Fuller, Chief Clerk
Wisconsin State Assembly
17 West Main Street, Room 208
Madison, Wisconsin 53701
Dear Chief Clerk Fuller:
I am pleased to provide you with a copy of the official canvass of the November 2, 2004, General Election vote for representative to the assembly along with the determination by the Chairperson of the State Elections Board of the winners.
With this letter, I am delivering the Certificates of Election for the winners to you for distribution.
If the State Elections Board can provide you with further information or assistance, please contact our office.
State Elections Board
Executive Director
1st - Garey D. Bies
2520 Settlement Road
Sister Bay 54234
2nd - Frank G. Lasee
2380 Bluestone Place
Green Bay 54311
A2 3rd - Alvin R. Ott
W2168 Campground Road
P.O. Box 112
Forest Junction 54123
4th - Phil Montgomery
1305 Oak Crest Drive
Green Bay 54313
5th - Tom Nelson
301 1/2 Fillmore
Kaukauna 54130
6th - John H. Ainsworth
W6382 Waukechon Road
Shawano 54166
7th - Peggy Krusick
3426 South 69th Street
Milwaukee 53219
8th - Pedro A. Colon
338 West Walker Street
Milwaukee 53204
9th - Josh Zepnick
3173 South 49th Street
Milwaukee 53219
10th - Annette Polly Williams
3927 North 16th Street
Milwaukee 53206
11th - Jason Fields
5686 North 60th Street
Milwaukee 53218
12th - Frederick Kessler
10536 W. Fountain Avenue
Milwaukee 53224
13th - David A. Cullen
2845 North 68th Street
Milwaukee 53210
14th - Leah Vukmir
2544 North 93rd Street
Wauwatosa 53226
15th - Tony Staskunas
2010 South 103rd Court
West Allis 53227
16th - Leon D. Young
2224 North 17th Street
Milwaukee 53205
17th - Barbara Toles
3835 North 56th Street
Milwaukee 53216
18th - Tamara Grigsby
1311 North 42nd Street
Milwaukee 53208
19th - Jon Richards
1823 North Oakland Avenue
Milwaukee 53202
20th - Christine M. Sinicki
3132 South Indiana Avenue
Milwaukee 53207
21st - Mark Honadel
1219 Manitoba Avenue
South Milwaukee 53172
22nd -Sheldon A. Wasserman
3487 North Lake Drive
Milwaukee 53211
23rd - Curtis Gielow
3412 West Clubview Court
Mequon 53092
24th - Suzanne Jeskewitz
N80 W15239 Hilltop Drive
Menomonee Falls 53051
25th - Robert F. Ziegelbauer
P. O. Box 325
1213 South 8th Street
Manitowoc 54221-0325
26th - Terry Van Akkeren
1719 North 13th Street
Sheboygan 53081
27th - Steve Kestell
W3829 State Highway 32
Elkhart Lake 53020
28th - Mark L. Pettis
3984 State Road 70
Hertel 54845
29th - Andy Lamb
1020 Elm Avenue West
West Menomonie 54751
A3 30th - Kitty Rhoades
708 4th Street
Hudson 54016
31st - Steve Nass
N8330 Jackson Road
Whitewater 53190