Continuing Service

Honest – Transparent – Unifying – Representing all

Sue Conley believes that everyone comes to the table with different life experiences to solve problems and meet our community’s needs. Every perspective must be heard and valued in order for us to move forward and solve problems. As the 44th District Representative, Sue listens to all constituents with respect.


Meet Sue Conley

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Sue has lived in Janesville since 1971. She married Jim Conley, a lifelong resident, 35 years ago and raised three children here – Scott, Bernie and Liz.

For more than 30 years, Sue has served our community leading in the nonprofit sector as a volunteer and board member. She served as executive director, first at the YWCA of Rock County and later at the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin. 

Retired in 2014, Sue continues to serve the nonprofit community as a volunteer consultant helping with strategic planning and strengthening board governance. She has served as interim executive director for HealthNet of Rock County, KANDU Industries and UW Rock County Foundation.

Sue served two terms on the Janesville City Council and was elected to the State Assembly in 2020.

Sue’s service to our community through nonprofit board leadership:

  • Common Cause Wisconsin (2018-2020)
  • Janesville Community Alliance Network (2016-2018)
  • ARISE Now Steering Committee (2015-current)
  • Women’s Fund (2003-2010 & 2014-2019)
  • Janesville Education Foundation (2010-2018)
  • Janesville Multicultural Teachers Scholarship Fund (2007-current)
  • Janesville League of Women Voters (2016-2017)
  • Bower City Theatre Company (2010-2016)
  • Janesville Performing Arts Center (2008-2014)
  • Friends of JATV (2008-2011)
  • United Way of North Rock County (2004-2010)
  • Zonta Club of Janesville (2002-2011)
  • Leadership Development Academy (2002-2008)
  • Theatre Unlimited, Inc. (1996-2000)
  • St. Mary School (1995-2005)
  • YWCA Rock County (1987-1992)
  • Janesville Crime Stoppers (1984-1988)

Sue’s Priorities

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Fair Electoral Maps

Fair electoral maps continue to be the number one priority. The fact that we allow one party to maintain political control for decades by drawing partisan gerrymandered maps is reprehensible.

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Reproductive Health

Reproductive health care must be safeguarded for all. Criminalizing abortion will not end abortion – it will make it unsafe and dangerous. Abortion care IS health care and the decision to end a pregnancy must be made with guidance from a woman’s physician, family and faith – NOT politicians.

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Affordable Housing

Our state continues to struggle to create enough affordable housing. We must continue to incentivize multifamily housing developments and revise city permitting codes to allow for more density in new and existing neighborhoods.

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Gun Safety

Gun safety must be strengthened – we know how to make firearm access safer – background checks for every gun sale, extreme risk protection orders to temporarily remove guns from people who are inclined to hurt themselves or others, safe gun storage laws and increasing the age of assault weapons purchase to 21 will go a long way to make our communities safer.

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Updated Funding Formulas

Funding formulas for municipalities and school districts are outdated and inequitable. Wisconsin taxpayers merit the funding necessary for safe communities and our children deserve a joyful and fulfilling education experience. State funding systems make both difficult for communities across the state.

What others say

“Sue Conley is the most able and qualified candidate to represent the 44th Wisconsin State Assembly District. … I endorse candidates when convinced they possess the character, intelligence, and talent to succeed for constituents. Sue Conley has those traits.”

Debra Kolste, Sitting 44th Assembly District Representative

“I’m proud to endorse Sue Conley for the 44th Assembly District because she’ll be a strong advocate for Janesville in the State Assembly. … I know Sue will put Janesville first and be a strong advocate for the families of the 44th Assembly District.”

Mark Spreitzer, 45th Assembly District Representative Rep. Mark Spreitzer

“I am pleased to endorse Sue Conley for the 44th Assembly District because we need leaders like Sue in Madison. Her experience in nonprofit leadership, strategic planning and the Janesville City Council has and will continue to serve her constituents well.”

Don Vruwink, 43rd Assembly District Representative

“Sue is very in touch with the issues that face her district and the entire State. I am confident that Sue will do an excellent job of representing Janesville.”

Janis Ringhand, State Senator, District 15 Janis Ringhand

“I have worked with Sue for nearly 15 years on projects that are intended to help Janesville, she is an effective ‘gets things done’ person.”

Tim Cullen, Former State Senator Timothy Cullen


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Sue has a long history of working with people from different political perspectives and life experiences to solve problems and meet our community’s needs. She has and will continue to do so as a state legislator for the betterment of Janesville and our state.

Paid for by:

Friends of Sue Conley
Nancy Sonntag, Treasurer
1420 St. Lawrence Ave.
Janesville, WI 53545

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