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Senator Robert W. Wirch

Senate District 22

(D - Somers) Madison Office:
Room 127 South
State Capitol

Madison, WI 53707-7882
(608) 267-8979
(608) 267-0984
District Phone:
(262) 694-7379
Voting Address:

Somers, WI 53144

Steven Gillitzer
Paula McGuire
Nate Olson


  • Born Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 16, 1943; married; 2 children.
  • Graduate Mary D. Bradford High School; B.A. University of Wisconsin–Parkside, 1970.
  • Full-time legislator. Former factory worker and liaison to JTPA programs. Served in Army Reserve, 1965–71.
  • Member: Danish Brotherhood; Kenosha Sport Fishing and Conservation Association; Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
  • Former member: Kenosha Boys and Girls Club (board of directors).
  • Kenosha County supervisor, 1986–94 (served on Health and Human Services Committee, Welfare Board, and Developmental Disabilities Board).
  • Elected to Assembly 1992. Reelected 1994. Elected to Senate since 1996. Leadership positions: minority caucus chair 2003.