Nick Milroy was sworn in as the new Wisconsin State Representative of the 73rd Assembly District in January of 2009. This district covers the far northwestern corner of the state including most of Douglas County and the northern portions of Washburn County and Burnett County.
Born and raised in Superior to a working class family Nick has always called northern Wisconsin home. He attributes his hardworking attitude and family values to his parents who were public school teachers and local small business owners. Nick's wife, Julie, is also a public school teacher. The couple are parents of two sons, Maverik and MacLane, and a daughter, Marleigh.
Immediately after graduation from high school, Nick enlisted in the US Navy where he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. Upon his return, he continued to serve in the Navy Reserve while pursuing his biology degree at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Nick was a dedicated educator while teaching biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Nick was then presented with the unique opportunity to use his biology expertise, and to work in public service. He was appointed to a regional board to reduce mercury pollution in the St. Louis River watershed and formerly served as an international representative on the Lake Superior Binational Forum. He has also worked as a biologist for state, federal, and tribal agencies.
The thing that has most prepared Nick in a practical sense for serving the people of his district in the Assembly is his service on the Superior City Council. He is currently serving his seventh term in the legislature where he is dedicated to supporting working families and providing a voice for those who might otherwise go unheard.
As a legislator, Nick is well positioned to utilize his natural resource expertise and life experience as a member of the Committees on Sporting Heritage, Forestry, Parks & Recreation, Veterans & Military Affairs, and Rural Development in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Nick also serves on the Sporting Heritage Council and the Military & State Relations Council. In addition, Nick serves as Co-Chair of the bi-partisan Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, a branch of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and is a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Natural Resources at UW Stevens Point. Most recently, Nick was appointed to the Executive Board of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus.