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Senator Van H. Wanggaard

Majority Caucus Chair

Senate District 21

(R - Racine) Madison Office:
Room 313 South
State Capitol

Madison, WI 53707-7882
(608) 266-1832
(866) 615-7510
(608) 282-3561

Eric Barbour Eric.Barbour@legis.wisconsin.gov
Scott Kelly Scott.Kelly@legis.wisconsin.gov
Valirie Maxim Valirie.Maxim@legis.wisconsin.gov
Michelle Osdene Michelle.Osdene@legis.wisconsin.gov


  • Born Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, April 1952; married; 2 children, 2 grandchildren.
  • Graduate Racine Lutheran High School, 1970; Racine Police Academy; Wisconsin State Patrol Academy Accident Investigation; Northwestern University Traffic Institute—Reconstruction; US Coast Guard National SAR School; attended John F. Kennedy University, California; University of Wisconsin–Extension; University of Wisconsin–Parkside; Green Bay Technical College; Milwaukee Area Technical College; Fox Valley Technical College.
  • Full-time legislator. Retired traffic investigator, Racine Police Department; adjunct instructor, Gateway Technical College and Northwestern Traffic Institute; police liaison and security, Racine Unified School District.
  • Member: National Rifle Association (life member); Racine County Line Rifle Club (board of directors); Racine Police Credit Union (former president, vice president).
  • Former member: Racine Zoological Society (board of directors); Racine Jaycees; Racine Police Explorers (advisor); Traffic Accident Consultants, Inc. (board of directors); Association of SWAT Personnel; Racine Innovative Youth Service (board); Hostage Negotiation Team, RAPD; Racine Junior Deputy Sheriffs Association; Racine Alateen (advisor); National Association for Search and Rescue (PSAR chair).
  • Racine Police and Fire Commission, 2003–13 (chair, vice chair, secretary). Racine County Board, 2002–11.
  • Elected to Senate 2010. Reelected 2014. Leadership positions: majority caucus vice chair 2017, 2015

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