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Sue Conley 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 will continue to do so as a state legislator for the betterment of Janesville and our state.

 

Meet Sue Conley

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Sue has lived in Janesville since 1971. She married Jim Conley, a lifelong resident, 33 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 is currently serving her second term on the Janesville City Council as the Council President.

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 maps are important

One of Sue’s priorities will be to fight for the establishment of a non-partisan commission to draw our electoral maps. 52 Wisconsin counties have passed resolutions calling for the non-partisan committee to ensure our voters get to choose their representatives, not the other way around. The April referendum showed that 80% of Rock County voters agree!

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Solutions to homelessness are overdue

We have seen the toll that homelessness takes on families experiencing it. Last year, the school district recorded over 460 students who experienced homelessness. While we have a number of great community resources that help those experiencing homelessness, we have to do more to prevent it in the first place. By adopting a ‘Housing First’ approach, we can keep families housed and allow them to focus on their other critical needs.

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State shared revenue fix

Frozen since 2003, the state shared revenue formula disadvantages Janesville. A lot has changed in Janesville in the last 17 years, including a growth in our population. Janesville receives just half the average amount per capita when compared to our peer Wisconsin cities. Fixing the formula will allow us to better fund our fire department services (EMTs, water rescues, lift assists) and maintain our roads.

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Expanding BadgerCare

Seventy percent of Wisconsinites support expanding Medicaid. Sue will work to get Medicaid expansion back on the agenda in the legislature. Wisconsin’s healthcare system has seen unprecedented strain from the coronavirus pandemic, but expanding Medicaid can help — during this pandemic and beyond. Every Wisconsinite deserves accessible, affordable health care.

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Voting by mail is a safe option

Sue is a big supporter of voting by mail and believes it will be a crucial component to making sure everyone can safely vote this fall. Go to Myvote.wi.gov to sign up for your absentee ballot. This same website will allow you to check on the status of your absentee ballot and verify that your ballot was received at the city clerk’s office. Those who still wish to vote in person should be able to do so with precautions in place, but voting by mail is a safe and easy alternative.

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 will continue to do so as a state legislator for the betterment of Janesville and our state.

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