Mary Czaja-Felzkowski

Mary Czaja-Felzkowski

Candidate for State Senate 12

Candidate Information

Candidate Biography

Mary Felzkowski, formerly Mary Czaja, was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012 and is currently serving her fourth term as State Representative for the 35th Assembly District.

A lifelong resident of Lincoln County, Mary is the owner of C.I.S. Insurance Group in Tomahawk. She is a graduate of Tomahawk High School and the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. Mary has two children, three step-children, and four grandchildren.

Mary comes from a family of independent business owners. Her father, Edward Behling, owned and operated Tomahawk Tree Farm and Behling Insurance. Mary’s grandmother, Dolly Roberts, and mother, June Behling, operated the Bowling Alley Grill and founded June’s Delicatessen in the Nokomis area. Her uncles, Richard and Gerald Roberts, founded Roberts Berry Farm, now owned by her brother Tom and operated as the Tomahawk Berry Farm.

In her free time, Mary enjoys motorcycling, boating, and snowmobiling with her husband, Fries. Most importantly, she loves spending time in the great outdoors with family and friends.

Mary is currently serving as the Assistant Majority Leader in the State Assembly. She previously served as a member of the state budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance. Currently, she serves as a member of the Committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, the Committee on Sporting Heritage, the Committee on Health, Committee on Rules, and is the Co-Chair of the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems.

​During this session, Mary also served on the Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality, a committee that traveled all over the state to study and recommend policies to address Wisconsin’s diverse water quality issues.