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Term: Black, Spencer 1950

Definition: (Dem.), 77th Assembly District Born May 25, 1950; married; 1 son. B.A. in economics and history, SUNY-Stony Brook 1972; M.S. in urban and regional planning UW-Madison 1980; M.A. in public policy and administration UW-Madison 1981. Former conservation representative, Sierra Club; curator of education, State Historical Society of Wisconsin; high school teacher. Recipient: Wis. Fed. of Teachers Legislator of the Year 1999; Clean Water Action Council Environmental Advocate of the Year 1993; Midwest Renewable Energy Assn. Environmental Excellence Award 1992; Izaak Walton League Environmental Legislator of the Year 1991; Wis. Community Action Programs Assn. Gaylord Nelson Human Service Award 1991; Audubon Society Environmentalist of the Year Award 1990; The Nature Conservancy President's Public Service Award 1989; Wis. Wildlife Fed. Legislator of the Year Award 1988; Common Cause Leadership Award 1985. Elected to Assembly since 1984. Minority Leader 2001 (eff. 5/1/01); Assistant Minority Leader 2001 (1/3/01 to 5/1/01). Biennial committee assignments: 2003 - Administrative Rules; Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (also 1999); Colleges and Universities; Electronic Democracy and Government Reform; Natural Resources (also 1997, chp. 1987-93); Property Rights and Land Management. 2001 - Assembly Organization; Jt. Com. on Employment Relations (eff. 5/1/01); Jt. Com. on Legis. Organization; Rules; Jt. Legislative Coun.; Disability Bd. (eff. 5/1/01). Telephone: Office: (608) 266- 7521; District: (608) 233-0317; E-mail address: Voting address: 5742 Elder Place, Madison 53705. Mailing address: Office: Room 214 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708. (Blue Book 2003-2004)

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