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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Education

  • BA, Broadcast Communications, University of Iowa, 1974-1978

Professional Experience

  • BA, Broadcast Communications, University of Iowa, 1974-1978
  • Outreach Director, Congressman Sean Duffy, 2014-present
  • Sales Representative, Hadley's Office Equipment, 2013-2014
  • Talk Show Host, AM 550 WSAU, Midwest Communication, Incorporated, 2000-2012
  • Director, Public Information, Indian Hills Communication College, 1995-2000
  • Operations Manager/Morning Host, KBIZ Radio, 1989-1995
  • Employed, KDLS, 1979

Political Experience

  • BA, Broadcast Communications, University of Iowa, 1974-1978
  • Outreach Director, Congressman Sean Duffy, 2014-present
  • Sales Representative, Hadley's Office Equipment, 2013-2014
  • Talk Show Host, AM 550 WSAU, Midwest Communication, Incorporated, 2000-2012
  • Director, Public Information, Indian Hills Communication College, 1995-2000
  • Operations Manager/Morning Host, KBIZ Radio, 1989-1995
  • Employed, KDLS, 1979
  • Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85, 2017-present
  • Candidate, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85, 2018
  • Candidate, Wisconsin Assembly, District 85, 2012

Former Committees/Caucuses

Member, Hunger Coalition and Housing and Homelessness Committee, United Way, present

Former Member, Campaigns and Elections Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly

Former Member, Urban Revitalization Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Aging and Long-Term Care Committee

Chair, Children and Families Committee

Member, Community Development Committee

Member, Corrections Committee

Vice Chair, Jobs and the Economy Committee

Member, Mental Health Committee

Member, Task Force on Adoption

Member, Workforce Development Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BA, Broadcast Communications, University of Iowa, 1974-1978
  • Outreach Director, Congressman Sean Duffy, 2014-present
  • Sales Representative, Hadley's Office Equipment, 2013-2014
  • Talk Show Host, AM 550 WSAU, Midwest Communication, Incorporated, 2000-2012
  • Director, Public Information, Indian Hills Communication College, 1995-2000
  • Operations Manager/Morning Host, KBIZ Radio, 1989-1995
  • Employed, KDLS, 1979
  • Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85, 2017-present
  • Candidate, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85, 2018
  • Candidate, Wisconsin Assembly, District 85, 2012
  • Member, Administrative Review Panel, Marathon County Department of Social Services, present
  • Volunteer, Aspirus Hospice, present

Other Info

Spouse's Occupation:

Registered Nurse, Aspirus Dialysis Unit

Articles

Issue Position: Prioritizing Education

Jan. 1, 2018

* Pat supported a record increase of $636 million in education funding, so that our teachers and students have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. * Secured millions of new dollars to support new or expanded school based mental health programs. * He also voted to keep college affordable for hard-working Wisconsin families by continuing the tuition freeze at the University of Wisconsin schools for another two years.

Issue Position: Fighting for all Wisconsinites

Jan. 1, 2018

* We must protect the most vulnerable victims of the opioid epidemic, our children. * As more Wisconsinites struggle with drug and addiction, more children are removed from their homes and placed into foster care. * Pat worked hard this session as co-chair of the Foster Care Task Force to pass a package of bills that reform our foster care system. * These bills also provide more opportunities for students and families to succeed.

Issue Position: Improving Healthcare

Jan. 1, 2018

* Protect those with pre-existing conditions. * Provide access to affordable healthcare. * Pat collaborated with members on both sides of the aisle to fight the heroin and opiate epidemic. * Pat worked hard to ensure more resources were available for addiction treatment including a drug court here in Marathon County * He also voted to increase funding to improve care for our elderly, particularly for those with Alzheimer's and Dementia.