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Kathy Bernier

Candidate For Assembly District 68

Kathy Bernier

Candidate Background


10923 40th Ave
Chippewa Falls, Wi 54729-6637

Candidate Biography

From Wisconsin legislature Website

Kathleen Marie Anderson (Bernier) was born in Eau Claire WI April 29, 1956 to John and Marge Anderson (Ginder), both of Eau Claire.

Kathy grew up in the Town of Hallie, now the Village of Lake Hallie. She graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1974. She married Roc Bernier, September of 1977. She has 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter and 6 grandchildren. 


Kathy worked part-time and limited term jobs while raising her children in order to help out with family finances.  When her children were older, she began looking into a full time career and ultimately decided to pursue a higher education degree.


In the spring of 1993 Kathy applied to UW Eau Claire. She was accepted as a non-traditional student, at age 37. She worked part-time jobs while in college.


She entered the UW Eau Claire as a Business Major, but later changed to Political Science.  Kathy graduated from UW Eau Claire in May of 1998 with her children and parents by her side. 


Shortly after graduating Kathy was elected Chippewa County Clerk and served in that position until February 2011. She has also serves as a Village Trustee for the Village of Lake Hallie. She is the liaison to the Clerk/Treasurer’s office and has provided leadership and guidance to the police commission and the parks and recreation board. 


She was elected as the State Representative for the 68th Assembly District in November 2010 and took office in January of 2011. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Election and Campaign Reform Committee as well as a member of the Assembly Committees on Aging and Long-Term Care, and Tourism, Recreation and State Properties.