|Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 23rd district
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Pat Kreitlow (D)|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 68th district
|Succeeded by||Kristen Dexter (D)|
July 19, 1946 |
|Residence||Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin|
|Profession||small business owner|
Terry Moulton (born July 19, 1946) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 23rd district since 2011. He was previously a member of the Wisconsin Assembly, representing the 68th district from 2005 to 2009.
Early life, education and career
Born in Whitefish, Montana, Terry moved to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, with his family when he was two years old. He grew up on the shores of Little Lake Wissota and spent most of his life in the Chippewa Valley.
For over two decades, Moulton has owned and operated Mouldy's Archery and Tackle in Lake Hallie. He founded Mouldy's Tackle Company, which manufactures the muskie lure, the Hawg Wobbler. Before opening his businesses, Moulton worked for 17 years in the administration at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
Moulton was elected in 2004 to the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing Assembly District 68. Serving as vice-chair of the Natural Resources Committee, Moulton lobbied and fought the Department of Natural Resources over deer management practices and increased opportunities for youth in hunting and fishing.
As Chair of the Small Business Committee, Moulton worked to push for tax policies targeted at increasing investment in Wisconsin's economy and expanding research and development.
In late 2009, Moulton ran for the Wisconsin State Senate in Senate District 23, challenging incumbent Democrat Pat Kreitlow of Chippewa Falls. On November 2, 2010, Moulton defeated Kreitlow for the senate seat. He began his term on January 3, 2011.
Moulton faced a recall election on June 5 against Kristen Dexter who defeated James Engel in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012.
Supporters of the recall submitted over 21,000 signatures on January 17, 2012. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board voted unanimously on March 12 to order the recall, determining that at least 18,657 of the signatures were valid. Moulton won.
Moulton and his wife, Sue Kay, have two children and eight grandchildren.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 2011-2012,' Biographical Sketch of Terry Moulton, pg. 64