|Garey D. Bies|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 1st district
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2015
|Succeeded by||Joel Kitchens|
October 26, 1946 |
|Residence||Sister Bay, Wisconsin|
|Alma mater||Northeast Wisconsin Technical College|
|Profession||Former deputy sheriff|
Garey Bies (born 1946) is a politician and former deputy sheriff from Sister Bay, Wisconsin who served as a Republican Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 1st Assembly District from 2001-2015. He served as a member of the committees on Natural Resources, Tourism, Recreation, and State Property; Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs, and as the chair of the Committee on Corrections and Courts.
Bies was born in Manitowoc, graduated from Lincoln High School, and later earned an associates degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. He served in the Navy for five years and worked in law enforcement for 30 years, retiring as chief deputy sheriff of Door County.
Bies was first elected to the Assembly in 2000, defeating the Democratic candidate, former Assemblyman Lary J. Swoboda with 16,132 votes to 12,104 for Swoboda. He was re-elected in each biennial election after that, through 2012.
Bies deplored what he describes as the one-sided lack of civility exhibited by Democrats during the 2011-2012 Assembly sessions. He voted for tax cuts for businesses to attract new businesses to Wisconsin and to encourage the expansion of existing businesses. He says that the purpose of government is to "lay the rules down to protect the people".
In 2014, rather than seek re-election, Bies chose to seek the Republican nomination for Wisconsin Secretary of State. He lost in the Republican primary of August 12, 2014, with 75,340 votes (35%) to 138,734 votes (65%) for Julian Bradley. His seat in the Assembly will be contested in the November general election by Republican nominee Joel Kitchens and Democratic nominee Joe Majeski.
- "State Rep. Garey Bies Committee Assignments".
- Garey Bies (Rep.), 1st Assembly District, Wisconsin Blue Book 2011-2012, Chapter 1, Biographies, p. 21.
- Bluhm, Warren. "Bies, Veeser spar on issues", Green Bay Press Gazette, October 19, 2012.
- "Election Results: Secretary of State GOP Primary" WTMJ-TV website; August 13, 2014
- Jensen, Rich. "Kitchens Wins Republican First District Assembly Primary Race" doorcountydailynews.com August 12, 2014
- Representative Garey Bies official website
- Representative Garey Bies official Wisconsin Assembly website
- Garey Bies for Assembly official campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Campaign 2010 campaign contributions at Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
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