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Jim Maas

Jim Maas
Candidate For Assembly District 85

Jim Maas

Candidate Background


211 Peggy Ln
Rothschild, WI 54474-1750

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Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Jim was born and raised in Portage and now lives in Rothschild with his wife, Mary Beth. He has two sons and one sweet grand-daughter. 

Jim earned degrees from UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout and worked in public school districts and the UW-SP Library, before retiring in December. Jim served in the US Army Infantry in Vietnam as well as in the Wisconsin National Guard and the US Naval Reserve (SeaBees). 

Jim is an active member of community and state organizations, including VFW Post 388, AMVETS Post 3929, Elk's Lodge 248, AMVETS Riders, Veterans for Peace, Wisconsin Gun Owners, Libertarian Party of Wisconsin, and the First Universalist Unitarian Church. He enjoys boating and motorcycle riding in the summer and community activities through his memberships year 'round.

The Maas family roots in Marathon County go back a century to when Jim's grandfather and family immigrated from Germany. Grandpa Maas worked as a laborer in the Curtis mill and raised two sons and two daughters in a house on Fulton Street. Jim's father attended Marathon County Normal School and taught in the one room Paine School in the County before further education and moving to Portage. Uncle Roger became a PhD. hearing specialist for Employers Mutual Insurance and a member of the Wausau School Board. His wife, Aunt Eleanor, ran the first day care in the city on McIndoe Street.