Kathy Bernier

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Kathy Bernier
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 68th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Kristen Dexter
Chippewa County Clerk
In office
January 3, 1998 – February 11, 2011
Deputy Diane Finch
Lisa Merrell
Preceded by Jerome Dachel
Succeeded by Sandi Frion
Personal details
Born (1956-04-29) April 29, 1956 (age 60)
Lake Hallie, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Children 3 children
Residence Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Alma mater UW-Eau Claire 1998
Religion Baptist

Kathleen M. "Kathy" Bernier (born April 29, 1956) is the State Representative for the 68th Wisconsin State Assembly district.[1] She defeated incumbent Democrat Kristen Dexter in the November 2nd general election.[2] She previously served as the Chippewa County Clerk from 1998–2011.[3]

Bernier chairs the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and elections serves on the Aging and Long-Term Care, Agriculture, Workforce Development, Mining and Rural Development, and Family Law committees .[4] She serves on the Assembly of State Legislatures and sits on the board of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

Representative Bernier voted in support of the Budget Repair Bill in 2011, which requires state employees to contribute 5.8% of their salaries to cover pension costs, contribute 12.6% towards their health care premiums, and weakens collective bargaining privileges for most public employee union members.

Bernier was re-elected in 2012 and 2014.[5]

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