Janet Bewley (Wisconsin politician)

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Janet Bewley
Janet Bewley in March 2014
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 74th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – Present
Preceded by Gary Sherman
Personal details
Born (1951-11-10) November 10, 1951 (age 63)
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) David Saetre
Children 3
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University, University of Maine
Profession Politician
Religion Christian
Website Official website

Janet Bewley (born November 10, 1951) is an Ashland, Wisconsin politician and legislator.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Bewley graduated from Case Western Reserve University. She was the first member of her family to graduate from college, and went on to earn a Master's in Academic Administration from the University of Maine in 1977. She was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010, replacing Gary Sherman (who did not seek re-election). Before being elected to the Assembly, she served on the city council of Ashland. She is also a former Community Relations Officer for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).[1][2]

On December 16, 2013 Bewley announced her intention to run for the Wisconsin Senate, District 25, to replace retiring Senator Robert Jauch, also a Democrat.[3] She won the primary election with 72% of the vote, and will be opposed by Republican Dane Deutsch (Jauch's 2010 opponent) in the November general election.[4] Her old seat will be contested by Democrat Beth Meyers and Republican Jamey Francis in the November 2014 general election.[5] On November 4, 2014, Bewley was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.[6]

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