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Representative William Penterman (R-Columbus) was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in the July 2021 special election, and is currently serving in his second term.

He was born in Kaukauna on May 18, 1996 and graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran High School in 2014. After graduating, William went on to earned a B.A. in Politics and Government at Ripon College.

In 2015 he joined the United States Army Reserve and now serves as a sergeant in his platoon.

William is a staunch community member and is heavily involved in several community groups.

  • Dodge County Farm Bureau
  • Columbus Kiwanis Club
  • Zion Lutheran Church (Treasurer)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Rifle Association
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Historical Society of Wisconsin Board of Curators

William is currently serving the following committees this legislative session:

  • Committee on Labor and Integrated Employment (Chair)
  • Committee on Housing and Real Estate (Vice-Chair)
  • Committee on Education
  • Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs
  • Committee on Children and Families