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Jon Richards' Biography

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Full Name:

Jon Richards




Wife: Andrea; 1 Child: Alex

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Waukesha, WI

Home City:

Milwaukee, WI

Attended, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

JD, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

BA, Lawrence University, 1986

Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly, 1998-2014

Candidate, Wisconsin State Attorney General, 2014

Election Staff, Senator Herb Kohl, 1994

Former Member, Health Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly

Member, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Member, Special Committee on Symposia Series on State Income Tax Reform Information, present

Member, Wisconsin Center District Board

Assistant Minority Leader, Wisconsin State Assembly, 2003-2007


Former English Teacher, Japan

Owner, Private Law Practice

Business Reporter, Wisconsin, California

Member, American Council of Young Political Leaders

Member, Bay View Historical Society

Member, Bay View Lions Club

Member, Bay View Neighborhood Association

Volunteer, Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Member, Clean Wisconsin

Member, Friends of Wisconsin State Parks

Member, Friends of WOWR Milwaukee Public Radio

Member, Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Member, Milwaukee Bar Association

Member, Milwaukee Company Democratic Party

Former Volunteer, Mother Teresa, India

Board Member, New Brady Street Area Association

Board Member, Wisconsin Lake Schooner Educational Association

Member, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation


Legislator of the Year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Legislator of the Year, Association of State Prosecutors
Conservation Champion, League of Conservation Voters
Openness in Government award, Freedom of Information Council
Honored by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and the State Bar of Wisconsin