Julie Lassa

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Julie Lassa
State Sen. Julie Lassa.jpg
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 24th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2003
Preceded by Kevin Shibilski
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 71st district
In office
January 2, 1999 – May 9, 2003
Preceded by William Murat
Succeeded by Louis Molepske
Personal details
Born (1970-10-21) October 21, 1970 (age 43)
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) John Moe
Children 2
Alma mater University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Julie M. Lassa (born October 21, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing the 24th District since a special election in April 2003. She previously was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly, representing the 71st District from 1998 through 2003.[1]

Early life, education and career[edit]

Born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Lassa graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School and went on to graduate with a B.S. in political science and public administration from UW-Stevens Point in 1993. She served as the executive director of the Plover Area Business Association and as the chair of the Portage County Democratic Party.[2]

Lassa is a member of the Heart of Wisconsin Business and Economic Alliance, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business and Professional Women, and the Portage County, Wisconsin Business Council. Lassa was elected as a member of the Dewey Town Board from 1993 to 1994.

Wisconsin legislature[edit]

Lassa served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1998 through 2003. She successfully ran in 2003 for the Wisconsin State Senate and continues to serve there.[3]

She is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development and the Chair of the Special Committee on Performance-Based Disease Management Programs for Large Population. She also serves as a member of the Senate Committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development, Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief and Revenue, Senate Committee on Finance, Joint Committee on Finance, and the Special Committee on Review of State School Aid Formula.[3]

2011 Wisconsin protests[edit]

During the protests in Wisconsin, Lassa, along with the 13 other Democratic State Senators, left the state to deny the State Senate a quorum on Governor Scott Walker's controversial "Budget Repair" legislation.

2010 U.S. Congressional campaign[edit]

Lassa ran against Republican nominee Sean Duffy for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district, held by retiring Dave Obey.[4] She was endorsed by Mike Tate, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.[5] Duffy defeated Lassa with a strong showing in the November 2010 general election.

Personal life[edit]

Lassa resides in Stevens Point, Wisconsin with her husband John Moe, City Clerk for the City of Stevens Point, and their three children, Taylor, Madison, and Lily.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lassa, Julie M. 1970". Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Julie Lassa". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  3. ^ a b c "Julie Lassa, Wisconsin State Senator: District 24". Legis.state.wi.us. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  4. ^ Stein, Jason. "Lassa announces run for Obey's seat". JSOnline. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Wisconsin Dems rally around Lassa to fill Obey’s seat". Minnesota Independent. Minnesotaindependent.com. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

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