Daniel P. Vrakas

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Daniel P. Vrakas (born October 31, 1955) is a Wisconsin Republican politician and businessman.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Vrakas graduated from Waukesha High School (now Waukesha South) in 1974 and from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 1979. He was a former restaurant owner.[1] Vrakas lives in Waukesha County’s Lake Country area.[2]

Political career[edit]

From 1991 to 2005, Vrakas served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 33rd Assembly District.[3] In the Assembly, he was the Republican Caucus Chairman. In 2005, he resigned from the Assembly to run for County Executive of Waukesha County. He was elected County Executive in a special election held on October 18, 2005 and was re-elected to serve a four-year term in 2006, and again in 2011.[4] In November 2014, Vrakas announced that he would retire as Waukesha County Executive. He confirmed that he had been treated for prostate cancer.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 2005-2006,' Biographical Sketch of Daniel R. Vrakas, pg. 41
  2. ^ www.waukeshacounty.gov http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/defaultwc.aspx?id=37479. Retrieved 2014-08-13.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Daniel P. Vrakas, Wisconsin Historical Society
  4. ^ County Executive of Waukesha County
  5. ^ 'Vrakas to retire as Waukesha County exec, sparking likely GOP trussle,' Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, Daniel Bice, November 13, 2014