Biography

Representative Terry Katsma was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly to represent the 26th Assembly District in November 2014. He began his first term in January 2015 as a first-time politician. In November 2016 he was re-elected, beginning his second term in office in January 2017.

Terry was born and raised in Sheboygan, WI, where he graduated from Sheboygan County Christian High School. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Dordt College, before proceeding to earn his M.B.A. at Marquette University. After college, Terry returned to Sheboygan County, where he currently resides in Oostburg with his wife, Nancy. He and Nancy have three children and five grandchildren. 

Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, Terry worked at Oostburg State Bank for 33 years, becoming President and CEO. A banker by career, he remains active and interested in his hometown bank as a member of the Board of Directors. 

In addition to his extensive career in banking, Terry has been a member and leader in various organizations in Sheboygan County. He previously served on Trinity Christian College's Board of Trustees (vice-chair); Sheboygan County Christian High School's Board (president); Oostburg Christian School's Board (secretary); and the Oostburg Community Education Foundation. He is also currently a member of the Oostburg Chamber of Commerce (former president-elect); Oostburg Kiwanis Club (former president); Oostburg Christian Reformed Church (former elder and deacon); Random Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Republican Party of Sheboygan County; NRA; Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce; Workbound, Inc. (former president); and the YMCA of Sheboygan County Board of Managers.

Terry brought his knowledge of banking and leadership skills to the legislature, earning him the assignment of Chairman of the Committee on Financial Institutions during the 2017-2018 legislative session. The committee is known for its bipartisanship and its role in easing burdens on the banking community. 

Also in the 2017-2018 legislative session, Terry was assigned to the Committees on Ways and Means (vice-chair); Federalism and Interstate Relations; Housing and Real Estate; Insurance; and Workforce Development. He also serves as a member of the State Building Commission, the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy, and the Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care.