Jon (Jon) Erpenbach (D-27)

State Senate Jon Erpenbach

Jon (Jon) Erpenbach (D-27)
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Capitol: 608.266.6670
FAX: 608.266.2508
District: 888.549.0027
Senate
Room 130 South State Capitol 2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702
2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702
Residence:Middleton, WI

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Bio

A former radio personality and legislative assistant, Senator Jon Erpenbach was elected to represent the 27th Senate District in November of 1998. His Senate colleagues elected him Senate Democratic Leader December 2002-2004. Currently Senator Erpenbach is a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, the Legislature's budget writing committee. Senator Erpenbach began as a radio personality in Portage, Madison and Milwaukee. He subsequently worked in both the State Assembly and State Senate in media relations and as communications director. Including parts of Columbia, Dane, Green, Iowa, and Sauk counties, the 27th Senate District has large suburban areas, smaller municipal communities, and purely rural areas. Senator Jon Erpenbach has worked to lead the Senate in the areas of health insurance reform, personal privacy, consumer protection, wage and labor equity, proactive educational reforms, higher education access and affordability, long term solutions for transportation funding, and the regulation of third-party spending in elections. Senator Erpenbach is currently a member of the following Senate Standing Committees- Joint Committee on Finance, Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems, Senate Health and Human Services, Senate Workforce Development, Military and Senior Issues and Senate Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry. Senator Erpenbach has served on the following committees- 2017-2018 Session- Joint Committee on Finance, Health and Human Services, Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry, Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues, Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems 2015-2016 Session- Joint Committee on Finance, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism, Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems 2013-2014 Session- Senate Health and Human Services, Senate Insurance and Housing, and Senate Universities and Technical Colleges 2011-2012 Session- Health, Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce and Government Operations, Transportation and Elections, Joint Legislative Council 2009-2011 Session- Senate Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief and Revenue (Chair), Joint Committee on Tax Exemptions and Tax Credits (Co-Chair), Commerce, Utilities, Energy and Rail, Education, Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform and Housing, Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties, Special Committee on Oversight of Senate Broadcasting 2007-2009 Session- Senate Committee on Health and Human Services (Chair), Joint Committee on Tax Exemptions (Co-Chair), Senate Education Committee (Vice Chair), Senate Committee on Campaign Finance Reform, Rural Issues and Information Technology (Vice Chair), Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism and Insurance 2005-2007 Session- Agriculture and Insurance; Health, Children and Families, Aging and Long Term Care 2003-2005 Session- Senate Organization Committee (Senate Minority Leader), Joint Legislative Organization Committee (Senate Minority Leader), Joint Committee on Employment Relations (Senate Minority Leader), Legislative Council Committee (Senate Minority Leader). 2001-2003 Session- Senate Committee on Privacy, Electronic, Commerce and Financial Institutions (Chair), Senate Committee on Agriculture & Insurance (Ranking Democrat), Senate Committee on Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long Term Care (Ranking Democrat), Legislative Council Study Committee on Election Law Review (Member), Senate Committee on Education (Member), Senate Committee on Health, Utilities, Veterans and Military Affairs (Member), Senate Budget Committee (Member), Legislative Council Study Committee on Open Records Law Review (co-chair), Legislative Council Study Committee on Condominium Law Review (co-chair). 1999-2001 Session- Joint Committee on Information Policy (Member), Lambeau Field, Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Passenger Rail Service, Joint Committee on Retirement Systems, Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Privacy, Census Board Education Committee, Reforming States Group-Milbank Foundation, Council on State Governments, Internet Privacy Task Force

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Kathy   DOB: 1/28/1961
Counties Representing
Dane
Green
Lafayette
Rock