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Terese L. Berceau is a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 77th Assembly District since 1998.


Berceau was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from the Green Bay East High School.


She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973.


She has been a resident of Madison, Wisconsin since 1969. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, Berceau served four terms on the Dane County Board of Supervisors from 1992 to 2000), representing the 20th Supervisory District on Madison's west side. She was Vice Chair of the Board from 1996 to 1998.

She also has served on the City of Madison Community Development Authority from 1983 to 1992 and was a board member on the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Berceau was elected to represent the 76th Assembly District of Wisconsin in November 1998 after former State Representative Rebecca Young retired. The 77th District stretches from nearly Middleton in the north to Monona in the southeast and includes the area of Madison around the University of Wisconsin campus and the Village of Shorewood Hills.

She was re-elected with 68% of the votes case in 2000. In 2002, 2004 and 2006 Berceau ran unopposed. In the 2005-06 session, Berceau introduced twenty-five bills related to reproductive rights, consumer protection, workers' rights, health care reform, the protection of stem cell research and the teaching of evolution.


For the 2015 - 2016 legislative session, Berceau is the ranking Democrat on the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections and is a member of the Assembly Committees on Insurance, Colleges and Universities, and the Joint Committee on Audit.