Julie Lassa

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Julie Lassa
State Sen. Julie Lassa.jpg
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 24th district
In office
May 9, 2003 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Kevin Shibilski
Succeeded by Patrick Testin
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 46)
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) John Moe
Children 3
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.[1]

Early life, education and career[edit]

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.[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 served there until 2017.[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 "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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