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Term: Vukmir, Leah 1958

Definition: (Rep.), 14th Assembly District Born Milwaukee, April 26, 1958; married; 2 children. Graduate Brookfield East H.S. 1976; B.S. in nursing Marquette U. 1980; M.S. in nursing UW-Madison 1983. Registered nurse at St. Mary's Medical Center in Milwaukee; nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Former research fellow, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute; Past Pres. and Co-founder of Parents Raising Educational Standards in Schools (PRESS). Member: Republican Party of Milwaukee Co., Republican Party of Waukesha Co, Wauwatosa Republican Club; West Allis Speedskating Club (former ASU Speedskating Referee). Former member: Standards and Assessments Subcommittee of Gov. Thompson's Task Force on Education and Learning; English/Language Arts Task Force of Gov. Thompson's Council on Model Academic Standards. Nationally recognized authority and speaker on education issues and educational standards. Recipient: Center for Education Reform's Unsung Hero Award 1998; Brookfield East High School Alumni Achievement Award 2002. Elected to Assembly 2002. Biennial committee assignments: 2003 - Education Reform (vice chp.); Children and Families; Criminal Justice; Economic Development; Health. Telephone: Office: (608) 266-9180; District: (414) 453-0024; E-mail address: Voting address: 2544 North 93rd Street, Wauwatosa 53226. Mailing address: Office: Room 307 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708. (Blue Book 2003-2004)

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