Joan (Joan) Ballweg (R-SS14)
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Room 409 South State Capitol 2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702

District Office:
2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Thomas   DOB: 3/16/1952
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism
MemberSenate Committee on Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children and Families
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberSenate Committee on Universities and Revenue
MemberJoint Committee on Finance
Counties Representing
Adams / Columbia / Fond Du Lac / Green Lake / Marquette / Outagamie / Sauk / Shawano / Waupaca / Waushara


Joan Ballweg was born the oldest of four to a first generation American in West Allis, WI on March 16, 1952, and she is the state senator for the 14th District located in south central Wisconsin. Joan and her husband, Tom, live in Markesan in Green Lake County.

Joan and Tom own and operate a John Deere Farm Equipment dealership in Waupun and a yard and garden store in Beaver Dam, and then have been in that business since 1976. Joan graduated in 1974 from UW-Stevens Point, and was a first grade teacher before she and Tom went into business.

Her public service began in Markesan, where she served as alderperson on the Markesan City Council for 4 years, and then served as mayor for another 6 years. Later, she sat on the Waupun Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and was Chair from 2002 to 2004. From 2003 to 2004, she also served on the management committee of Agnesian HealthCare Enterprises.