|Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 24th district
May 9, 2003 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Kevin Shibilski|
|Succeeded by||Patrick Testin|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 71st district
January 2, 1999 – May 9, 2003
|Preceded by||William Murat|
|Succeeded by||Louis Molepske|
October 21, 1970 |
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point|
Julie M. Lassa (born October 21, 1970) was a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Senate, who represented the 24th District from April 2003 to January 2017. She was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly for the 71st District from 1998 through 2003.
Early life, education and career
Born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Lassa graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School and graduated 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.
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.
2011 Wisconsin protests
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
Lassa ran against Republican nominee Sean Duffy for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district, held by retiring Dave Obey. She was endorsed by Mike Tate, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Duffy defeated Lassa with a strong showing in the November 2010 general election.
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- Stein, Jason. "Lassa announces run for Obey's seat". JSOnline. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
- "Wisconsin Dems rally around Lassa to fill Obey’s seat". Minnesota Independent. Minnesotaindependent.com. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
- Senator Julie Lassa at the Wisconsin State Legislature
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
- Campaign contributions (2008) at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
- 24th Senate District, Senator Lassa in the Wisconsin Blue Book (2005–2006)