|42nd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin|
|Preceded by||Scott McCallum|
|Succeeded by||Barbara Lawton|
November 28, 1934 |
|Profession||Teacher / Realtor|
Margaret Farrow (born November 28, 1934) is a former state senator, who also served as the 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. She was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and attended Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois for one year before receiving her B.A. from Marquette University.
The first female lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, Farrow was appointed to the position after then-Lieutenant Governor Scott McCallum was elevated to governor upon the departure of Gov. Tommy Thompson to join the administration of George W. Bush in January 2001.
Prior to being appointed lieutenant governor, Farrow was president of the Elm Grove, Wisconsin Village Board. After her term with the Village Board, Farrow was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, and later the Wisconsin State Senate, from a district comprising most of Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Farrow was publicly touted by 1998 GOP Senate nominee Mark Neumann as the best candidate to take-on Democrat Russ Feingold in 2004. Without putting her name forward for consideration, she won a straw poll at the 2003 Republican State Convention. However, she opted to not run, and instead was active in the Wisconsin efforts of the re-election campaign of President George W. Bush. During the 2008 campaign, she was a member of the "Palin Truth Squad" for the McCain campaign.
Farrow and her husband are now residents of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. She is chairman of the board of directors of WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network, Inc., which produces the Wisconsin equivalent of C-SPAN. In 2010, WCAN (Waukesha County Action Network), the advocacy organization Farrow had created, combined with the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce to create the Waukesha County Business Alliance, a county-wide chamber of commerce representing over 900 member businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. Farrow currently serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Policy Board of the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
|Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
2001 – 2003
|Wisconsin State Senate|
|Wisconsin State Senator – 33rd District
1989 – 2001
|Wisconsin State Assembly|
|Wisconsin State Assemblyman – 99th District
1986 – 1989