• Born Kenosha, Wisconsin, August 7, 1955; married; 2 children.
  • Graduate Mary D. Bradford High School, 1973; B.S. University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1977; attended Harvard University; M.A. University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1983.
  • Past president, Aurora Association International; Former CEO, Northpointe Resources; National Ombudsman and Midwest Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Member: Foundation Board of Directors, University of Wisconsin–Parkside; International Society for ISCTR (cofounder, secretary/treasurer); WISITALIA (past president).
  • Former member: Committee to Found the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha (chair); Lake County Partnership on Economic Development (executive committee) and Economic Development Committee on Small Business (chair); Small Business Forum of DNC (national cochair); Kenosha Family and Aging Services (board member); Kenosha Incubator Association (chair); Partnership for a Stronger Economy (chair).
  • Elected to Assembly 1984–92 (resigned 6/8/93 upon election to U.S. Congress). Reelected since 2008. Leadership positions: Minority Leader 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011; Majority Caucus Chair 2009, 1993, 1991.
  • Additional appointments, 2017: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board.

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