Robert (Bob) W. Wirch (D-SS22)
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Capitol: 608.267.8979
FAX: 608.282.3562
District: 262.694.7379
Room 127 South State Capitol 2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702

District Office:
2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Mary   DOB: 11/16/1943
Committee Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
MemberSenate Committee on Labor, Regulatory Reform, Veterans and Military Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Housing, Rural Issues and Forestry
MemberSenate Committee on Insurance and Small Business
MemberSenate Committee on Licensing, Constitution and Federalism
Counties Representing
Kenosha / Racine / Walworth


Born Kenosha, November 16, 1943; married; 2 children. Graduate Mary D. Bradford H.S.; B.A. UW-Parkside 1970. Full-time legislator. Former factory worker and liaison to JTPA programs. Served in Army Reserve 1965-71. Member- Danish Brotherhood; Kenosha Sport Fishing and Conservation Assn.; Friends of the Museum; Kenosha Scout Leaders Rescue Squad Advisory Council; Democratic. Party of Wis. Former member- Kenosha Boys and Girls Club (bd. of dir.). Kenosha County supervisor 1986-94 (served on Health and Human Services Com., Welfare Bd., and Developmental Disabilities Bd.).

Elected to Assembly 1992; reelected 1994; elected to Senate since 1996. Minority Caucus Chairperson 2003. Biennial committee assignments- 2013 - Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications; Natural Resources; Jt. Com. on Finance (also 2001). 2011 - Energy, Biotechnology, and Consumer Protection; Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs; Natural Resources and Environment. 2009 - Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection (chp.); Commerce, Utilities, Energy and Rail; Environment; Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs (vice chp. 2007); Jt. Legislative Council. 2007 - Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection (chp.); Commerce, Utilities and Rail; Environment and Natural Resources. 2005 - Energy, Utilities and Information Technology; Natural Resources and Transportation; Veterans, Homeland Security, Military Affairs, Small Business and Government Reform; Retirement Research Com. (since 1997). 2003 - Energy and Utilities; Environment and Natural Resources; Homeland Security, Veterans and Military Affairs and Government Reform. 2001 - Environmental Resources; Human Services and Aging (also 1999); Judiciary, Consumer Affairs, and Campaign Finance Reform. 1999 - Economic Development, Housing and Government Operations (chp.); Agriculture, Environmental Resources and Campaign Finance Reform; State of Wis. Building Comn.; Law Revision Com.; Transportation Projects Comn. 1997 - Jt. Legis. Audit (co-chp., eff. 1/15/97 to 4/20/98); Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (eff. 1/15/97 to 1/5/98, also 1995); Agriculture and Environmental Resources (eff. 1/15/97 to 4/20/98); Health, Family Services and Aging (eff. 4/21/98); Health, Human Services, Aging, Corrections, Veterans and Military Affairs (eff. 1/15/97 to 1/7/98); Judiciary, Campaign Finance Reform and Consumer Affairs (chp., eff. 1/5/98); Council on Workforce Excellence.