Jeffrey Plale Edit Profile
Bachelor in Communications and. Public Relations, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1990. Master of Arts in Communications and.
Public Relations, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1992.
He worked as a stockbroker at Strong Capital Management from 1988 to 1996. He earned a B.A. in communications and public relations from Marquette University in 1990, and an M.A. in the same field in 1992. In 1992, he was elected as an alderman for South Milwaukee.
He was first elected to the 21st District of the Assembly (South Milwaukee, Oak Creek and a small portion of Cudahy) in a March 1996 special election, with 6758 votes to 5609 for Republican Mike McCarrier. And was reelected in November 1996 with 14,020 votes to 6544 for Republican Arden Degner. He was re-elected through 2002, and resigned in May 2003 after being elected to the Senate in an April 2003 special election, and was succeeded in the Assembly by Republican Mark Honadel.
He was elected to the Senate seat held by Democrat Richard Grobschmidt until Grobschmidt's resignation to take a position as Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction under Governor-elect Jim Doyle. Plale lost by 5,148 (393%) to 7,962 (607%) for Larson. During the lame duck legislative session after the election, Plale was one of two defeated Democratic state senators who voted against renewing contracts with state employee unions.
After the vote, Plale was appointed administrator of state facilities in January, and later as Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner, by Governor Scott Walker, also a Republican.
He was a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) when he was a legislator. He lost his 2010 bid for re-nomination on September 14, 2010 when he was defeated in the Wisconsin Democratic primary election by Chris Larson, a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, who contended that Plale was far too conservative.
Married; 2 children.