Alex grew up in Spring Harbor Neighborhood in the city of Madison before moving to the Saks Woods Neighborhood in Middleton and graduating from Middleton High School.
The Joers family opened The Little Gym of Middleton in 2004. Being part of a small, family-owned business taught Alex the value of hard work and resilience. Working in a small business gave Alex a unique perspective to be able to see the challenges small business owners face on a daily basis.
After high school, Alex went to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse before graduating in 2015 with a dual degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Alex met the love of his life, Katie, at UW-L and they were married in Windsor, Wisconsin in 2018.
Alex went on to be a Policy Aide for progressive champions in the Wisconsin State Legislature. Through this work, Alex developed legislation related to common-sense gun safety reforms, student debt relief, environmental protection, strengthening the UW System, and promoting fair redistricting. These efforts are critical to moving our state forward in the future.
Alex was elected to the Dane County Board in 2020 and re-elected in 2022. In this capacity, he served on the Public Protection & Judiciary Committee, Personnel & Finance Committee, Public Works & Transportation Committee, UW Extension Committee, and Youth Commission. On the County Board, Alex elevated issues of land conservation, flood mitigation, small business recovery, public health, and affordable housing. Alex wants to advance these proposals at the state-level with the experience he gained as a local official.
Alex serves on the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Board of Directors, and the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District Education Foundation Board of Directors. He is a member of the UWL Alumni Association, Young Elected Officials Network, and a graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute.
I could not be more grateful to have my Chief-of-Staff Sophie running my legislative office. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison and has previous experience in the State Capitol building. I am thrilled to have her serve the people of the 79th District alongside me.
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