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Shannon Zimmerman was raised in rural western Wisconsin and graduated from Augusta High School in 1990. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical College and then went on to attend UW-Milwaukee before founding Sajan, Inc., where he served as the CEO. Sajan was recognized by INC Magazine as both an INC 500 and INC 5000 Fastest Growing Company in multiple years.  Shannon has nearly 20 years of experience in information technology and localization. Shannon’s leadership, knowledge, and mentorship have resulted in providing complete localization solutions to many of the world’s largest brands. With international offices in six countries, this business employed hundreds in the St Croix Valley and was recognized as Large Business of the Year in 2011 by the St Croix Economic Development Council.

Shannon first met his wife, Angel, in the fifth grade. He and Angel are blessed with two sons, Josh and Nick and four grandchildren, Taylor, Montee, Addalyn and Harper.  Shannon and Angel attend Eaglebrook Church. Shannon also serves as a member of the UW-River Falls Chancellor’s Advisory Committee.  Both Shannon and Angel have been active supporters of the UW-River Falls in a variety of capacities.

Shannon was elected to office in 2016, and reelected in 2018 & 2020. He has served on the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities, Assembly Committee on Education, Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy and Assembly Committee on Tourism. This session Shannon will once again serve on the powerful Joint Committee on Finance.  Shannon's top priorities in the Assembly are to provide common sense solutions to strengthen educational institutions, remedy the workforce challenges facing the state, and protect the hard-working taxpayers of Wisconsin. 

This is Representative Zimmerman’s third term in the Wisconsin Legislature, and he looks forward to the many opportunities he will have to serve the people of Assembly District 30. District 30 covers River Falls, Hudson, North Hudson, Roberts, and part of New Richmond.