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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Amy Sue Vruwink

Amy Sue Vruwink
Candidate For Assembly District 70

Amy Sue Vruwink

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

P.O. Box 124
Blenker WI

Phone Number: 
(715) 652-2909

Candidate Biography

From candidate website

Amy Sue Vruwink was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and grew up on her family's dairy farm in Milladore. She's milked more than her share of cows before the crack of dawn. After graduating from Auburndale High School, Amy Sue went to Marian College in Fond du Lac. Amy Sue and her husband Matt are raising their two kids just across the field from the Vruwink family farm in Milladore with the same values of hard work and appreciation for living in rural Wisconsin.

Amy Sue has been an active member of the community her entire life, and she has a deep respect and love for the culture and traditions of rural Wisconsin. Before serving her friends and neighbors in the Assembly, she first worked with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, where she got hands-on experience with agricultural policy. Amy Sue returned home to Wisconsin to work in the office of Congressman Dave Obey, where she worked every day to respond to the needs of Congressman Obey's constituents. It was while working in Congressman Obey’s office that Amy Sue realized that she enjoyed serving her community and wanted to take a more direct role in answering the concerns of her friends, neighbors, and fellow Wisconsinites.

Amy Sue was first elected to the State Assembly in 2002. She is currently serving in her sixth term as the Representative of the 70th Assembly District. Amy Sue currently sits on the Assembly Committees on Agriculture, Rural Economic Development and Rural Affairs, and Transportation.  She also sits on the Special Legislative Council Study Committees on Health Care Access, Powers and Duties of Coroners and Medical Examiners, and the Special Committee on Review of Spousal Maintenance Awards in Divorce Proceedings. She has also been named to the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. 

Amy Sue continues to be actively involved in many local organizations. She retains membership in the Farm Bureau, the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the Central Wisconsin Fair Association, the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, the “New Visions” Marshfield Arts Foundation, the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, and the National Rifle Association.

Amy Sue knows our communities in and out, and she understands our values and our priorities. She has spent her time in the Assembly promoting family-supporting jobs, affordable health care, sportsmen's rights, and gun rights. Amy Sue is a proven leader who stands up for veterans and is determined to protect open and transparent government.