• Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Graduate, Pulaski High School; B.A. in Political Science and History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.A. in Public Policy and Public Administration, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Milwaukee Police Department Citizen Academy, 2018.
  • Full-time legislator.
  • Member: Sierra Club; Jackson Park Neighborhood Association; Story Hill Neighborhood Association; Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home Advisory Council; Milwaukee LGBT Community Center; Wisconsin Humane Society; Polish Center of Wisconsin; Democratic Party.
  • Recipient: Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislator of the Year; Wisconsin Professional Police Association Law Enforcement Honor Roll; Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion; several Wisconsin Environmental Decade Clean 16 awards; Shepherd Express Best State Legislator; Wisconsin Public Health Association’s Champion of Public Health; Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Award for Service to Seniors; Wisconsin Professional Fire Fighters Legislator of the Year.
  • Elected to Assembly 1984–2000. Elected to Senate since 2002. Leadership positions: Senate President Pro Tempore, 2011–2013; Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore, 1993–1994.

Member of Domestic Abuse, Council on, State Fair Park Board, Transportation Projects Commission and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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