Senator Jon Erpenbach, 27th Senate District

Bio-page-photo-Henderson-Medal-17-1008.jpgA former radio personality and legislative assistant, Senator Jon Erpenbach was elected to represent the 27th Senate District in November of 1998. His Senate colleagues elected him Senate Democratic Leader December 2002-2004. Currently Senator Erpenbach is a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, the Legislature’s budget writing committee.

Senator Erpenbach began as a radio personality in Portage, Madison and Milwaukee. He subsequently worked in both the State Assembly and State Senate in media relations and as communications director.

Including parts of Columbia, Dane, Green, Iowa, and Sauk counties, the 27th Senate District has large suburban areas, smaller municipal communities, and purely rural areas. Senator Jon Erpenbach has worked to lead the Senate in the areas of health insurance reform, personal privacy, consumer protection, wage and labor equity, proactive educational reforms, higher education access and affordability, long term solutions for transportation funding, and the regulation of third-party spending in elections.

Senator Erpenbach is currently a member of the following Senate Standing Committees: Joint Committee on Finance, Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems, Senate Health and Human Services, Senate Workforce Development, Military and Senior Issues and Senate Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry.

Senator Erpenbach has served on the following committees:

 

Joint Committee on Finance
Health and Human Services
Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry
Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues
Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems
Joint Committee on Finance
Health and Human Services
Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism
Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems
Senate Health and Human Services
Senate Insurance and Housing
Senate Universities and Technical Colleges
Health, Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce and Government Operations
Transportation and Elections
Joint Legislative Council
Senate Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief and Revenue (Chair)
Joint Committee on Tax Exemptions and Tax Credits (Co-Chair)
Commerce, Utilities, Energy and Rail
Education
Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform and Housing
Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties
Special Committee on Oversight of Senate Broadcasting
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services (Chair)
Joint Committee on Tax Exemptions (Co-Chair)
Senate Education Committee (Vice Chair)
Senate Committee on Campaign Finance Reform, Rural Issues and Information Technology (Vice Chair)
Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism and Insurance
Agriculture and Insurance
Health, Children and Families
Aging and Long Term Care
Senate Organization Committee (Senate Minority Leader)
Joint Legislative Organization Committee (Senate Minority Leader)
Joint Committee on Employment Relations (Senate Minority Leader)
Legislative Council Committee (Senate Minority Leader)
Senate Committee on Privacy, Electronic, Commerce and Financial Institutions (Chair)
Senate Committee on Agriculture & Insurance (Ranking Democrat)
Senate Committee on Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long Term Care (Ranking Democrat)
Legislative Council Study Committee on Election Law Review (Member)
Senate Committee on Education (Member)
Senate Committee on Health, Utilities, Veterans and Military Affairs (Member)
Senate Budget Committee (Member)
Legislative Council Study Committee on Open Records Law Review (co-chair)
Legislative Council Study Committee on Condominium Law Review (co-chair)
Joint Committee on Information Policy (Member)
Lambeau Field
Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Passenger Rail Service
Joint Committee on Retirement Systems
Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Privacy
Census Board Education Committee
Reforming States Group-Milbank Foundation
Council on State Governments
Internet Privacy Task Force