Ballweg Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Aug. 10, 2010

MARKESAN — State Representative Joan Ballweg announced she is running for re-election to serve the people of Wisconsin’s 41st Assembly District.

Ballweg recently turned in 400 nomination paper signatures, the maximum number accepted by the Government Accountability Board for Assembly Candidates.Those signatures from citizens around the district secured ballot access on the September 14, 2010 Primary Ballot.

“Job creation has to be the top priority when the legislature reconvenes,” said Ballweg. “In addition, we need to control spending to avoid any further tax increases. My personal goal will be to make our state government smaller by reducing regulation.”

Despite the democrats raising taxes by nearly $5 billion in Governor Doyle’s last budget, the state still has a $2.5 billion structural deficit according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

Ballweg has pressed for protection of segregated funds, only to be stopped by Governor Doyle or the democrat majority. “I will renew these efforts in the next session,” Ballweg said. “I feel the public is more aware of the consequences of fund raids that have taken place over the last six years such as nearly $1.3 billion from the transportation fund. With their help, we can get this fixed.”

Joan and her husband, Tom, have owned and operated Ballweg Implement for over 33 years, first in Markesan, and now in Waupun and Beaver Dam.

Ballweg added, “If we ran our company the way the democrats managed state finances, we wouldn’t be in business any longer.”

Other priorities for Ballweg, when the legislature re-convenes, are to continue her work on homeland security, state preparedness and higher education.

If you would like to help in Joan’s campaign call 920-398-3708 or e-mail, More information is also available on the web site, The 41st District covers all of Green Lake County and portions of Fond du Lac, Marquette, Waupaca and Waushara Counties.