State Representative Andy Jorgensen was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in November of 2006.
Now serving his fourth legislative term, Rep.
Jorgensen is the ranking Democrat on the Assembly Committee on Small Business Development and on the Assembly Committee on International Trade and Commerce. He also sits on the Assembly Committees on Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Rules and Assembly Organization. This term, he has been elected by his peers to serve as the Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair.
Andy was born in Omro, Wisconsin, the son of dairy farmers. He left the family farm to attend the Brown Institute in Minnesota, to train for a career in radio broadcasting. He worked as a DJ and program host at WNBK in New London, before accepting an on-air position at WFAW, in Fort Atkinson.
While at the station, “Andy Arbuckle,” as he was known to his listeners, met and married his wife, Toni. Together, they have three children: Jens, Myles, and Camryn.
In 1995, Andy left WFAW for a job working on the assembly line at General Motors’ Janesville plant. He served as a shop steward for UAW Local 95. It was in that position he developed a sincere interest in politics, eventually leading him to run for the Wisconsin State Assembly.
When he’s not making official stops at schools, senior centers, or community events in the district, Andy serves as member of a number of community organizations, including the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin, the Jefferson County Local Emergency Planning Council, the Jefferson County Agribusiness Club and the Rock County Farm Bureau. He also volunteers for Clean Sweep of Jefferson County.