Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Terri McCormick: A Bio Part II.

First off. Thanks to Owen at Boots and Sabers for alerting his readers to this series of blogs! As I said at the PEN event, one can have tons of talent and ability (don't take this as a claim that I do) but without the help of others we get nowhere.

I will be blogging on Terri McCormick's credentials as revealed by the bio-sheet I picked up at the Friends of McCormick event yesterday. If you want me to dig up ammo to use against her, forget it find it yourself. It should be very evident who I support in this matter and for the other candidates out there please do not take it as an affront. You too would be worthy for the job and I will support you if you win the nomination.

Like I said in the previous blog I have never been in this position before. In the previous senatorial race I had to explain myself to friends who supported the other candidates but never to the candidate.

Representative Terri McCormick's background focuses on political science and education. Her Bachelor's Degree is from UW-Oshkosh in Political Science and then went to to earn a Master's in Educational Administration from Marian and earned her education certificate from Lawrence here in Appleton. She also studied at the University of Windsor in Windsor Ontario (the fact she remains a Republican despite studying at a U in Canada is a tribute to the strength of her convictions).

Representative McCormick served as an instructor and consultant at Xavier HS and St. Joseph Middle school (both in Appleton). She also founded the Wisconsin Charter School Association and served as its president.

Terri was first elected to the State Assembly in 2000 and represents Wisconsin's 56th Assembly District. As a member of the Assembly Terri chairs the Assembly Economic Development Committee and in the last session she chaired the Speaker's Task Force on Local Government Health Parthnerships. She is the vice-chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and serves on the Insurance, Public Health, Education Reform, and Transportation committees. Wow! That seems like an awful lot!


  • 2001-2002 Wisconsin Counties Association "Outstanding Legislator" Award.

  • 2001-2002 & 2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business "Guardian of Small Business"

  • 2002 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce "Working for Wisconsin" Award

  • 2004 Wisconsin State Public Defender Board "Eisenberg" Award

  • 2002-04 Wisconsin Builders Association "Friend of the Housing Industry" Award

  • 2004 American Cancer Society Award

  • 2004 State Bar Association "Scales of Justice" Award

  • 2004-2004 Wisconsin Farm Bureau "Friend of Agriculture"