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Donna J. Seidel, American state legislator. Past board trustees Northcentral Technology College; past board directors United Way Marathon County; Member of Wisconsin Association Clerks of Circuit Court (legislation committee chair, past president), Wausau Noon Optimists Club.

Background

Seidel, Donna J. was born on August 6, 1950 in Neenah, Wisconsin, United States.

Education

She graduated from Neenah High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1972.

Career

She worked as a police officer, and as an investigator for a district attorney’s office. She was the elected Marathon County Clerk of Circuit Court from 1989-2004. She was assigned to the standing committees on children and families.

On corrections and the courts. On tourism; and on workforce development. She was re-elected in 2006 with 64.55% of the vote and in 2007 became secretary of the Minority Caucus of the Assembly.

Re-elected in 2008 with 64.08%, she was elected Assistant Majority Leader of the Assembly Democrats. She was re-elected in 2010 with 52.53% of the vote to 43.15% for Republican Charles Eno and 4.23 percent for Libertarian Jim Maas. And remained Assistant Leader of the Assembly Democrats until she retired in 2012.

Seidel was a candidate in the 2012 Senate recall election for the 29th District Wisconsin State Senate seat formerly held by Republican Pam Galloway (who has already resigned). On June 5, 2012 Jerry Petrowski defeated Seidel in the special election.

Membership

Past board trustees Northcentral Technology College. Past board directors United Way Marathon County. Member of Wisconsin Association Clerks of Circuit Court (legislation committee chair, past president), Wausau Noon Optimists Club.