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Paul Farrow

Paul Farrow
Candidate For Assembly District 98

Paul Farrow

Candidate Background


P O Box 467 Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Candidate Biography

Married 25 years to Amy Two sons: Andrew, 19 and Jarod, 14 Currently live in the Village of Pewaukee since 2005 Lived in the Town of Lisbon for 14 years Own House to Home Inspections; licensed Home Inspector since 2002 I grew up in the Village of Elm Grove and have lived in the southeast Wisconsin area my whole life. I have been married to Amy since 1987, who is the school counselor at Horizon Elementary School in the Pewaukee School District (since 1992). I have started and operated two small businesses throughout the years. My first venture was a printing franchise in Waukesha. This company was sold in 1996, just before technology changed the industry. My most recent undertaking, a home inspection company, has branched into a video inventory / digital documentation company and also offers radon testing and installation of radon mitigation systems. Over the last ten years I have had the opportunity to expand my personal skills in team development and conflict resolution while working with Experience Based Learning (EBL). My position with EBL was as an adjunct Facilitator/Trainer for businesses and organizations. I still use those skills to lead team building with teens on a volunteer basis. These diverse experiences have shown me the importance of listening to and understanding multiple sides of discussions in order to be sure everyone involved sees all aspects of any given situation. I also gained experience in the development and implementation of building ropes and challenge courses on private and public property. I had the priviledge of being the past state director of the Youth in Government program for teens through the YMCA of Metro Milwaukee. Working directly with teens from various high schools I was able to teach them how government works and how they can be active in politics.Teaching the next generation about how to govern is essential for having quality leaders in our future. Before moving to the Village of Pewaukee I was a School Board member for the Richmond School in the Town of Lisbon. The three years with that Board began with an appointment to an open seat. At the time the school was considering building expansion and centering on curriculum development. I was elected to the position in the second year. I have served on the Executive Committee of the Waukesha County Republican Party and been a volunteer to other political campaigns as a treasurer. I have served on a board of directors for a non-profit fishing tournament in northern Wisconsin. I was the President of this organization whose purpose is to promote tourism to the northern woods and awareness of taking care of Wisconsin lakes and resources. I have been involved in school related programs in the Pewaukee District including the robotics team and the youth wrestling club. I am an avid supporter of the Pewaukee High School wrestling team and have tried my hand as a coach for girls HS volleyball and as a soccer coach for a U-10 boys team. I am proud to be Wisconsin educated! I attended both private and public education facilities at the primary levels. After graduating from Marquette University High School in 1982, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. I left the school and worked full time for 3 years because I was unsure of the direction I wanted to take. I enrolled at Waukesha County Technical College and graduated with a degree in marketing in 1987. In 1991 I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Carroll University in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. I feel that my college education helped to fuel my entreprenuerial spirit. I am looking forward to continuing to serve my Pewaukee neighbors and begin serving my Waukesha and Sussex neighbors as your State Assembly Representative. I am asking for your vote in the upcoming election season.