Republican Candidate Mark Neumann will be present to share his views and answer any questions regarding his campaign for Wisconsin Governor.
Mark W. Neumann was born and raised in Wisconsin and has lived all his life in the great state of Wisconsin. Mark has been happily married for 36 years to Sue and is the father of three grown children, Andrew, Tricia, and Matthew. Mark and Sue are active members of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and Mark serves on numerous synod committees. He is a past member of the Board of Regents at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Mark graduated from East Troy High School in 1972 and three years later from UW Whitewater with honors. While teaching mathematics at River Falls High School he completed his Master's Degree at UW River Falls. He then did graduate work at UW Madison leaving to manage a growing business. After teaching mathematics for four years at the high school level Mark and Sue started their business in the basement of their own home selling real estate. In 1986 they started building homes in the Janesville/Milton area. Four years later, after nearly failing in the first year, the company had grown to 120 homes per year providing job opportunities for over 240 families in southern Wisconsin.
Over the years, Mark's companies received numerous awards for being some of the fastest growing in America. Mark left his businesses to run for U.S. Congress in 1991. After being defeated twice, Mark's persistence and fortitude resulted in a victory. On his third attempt, in 1994, Mark was elected to the U.S. Congress in Wisconsin's first district, becoming the first Republican to hold that seat since 1971. While in U.S. Congress his primary focus was on budgetary matters, serving on both the House Budget Committee and the House Appropriations Committee. Huge deficits loomed when he took office. Four years later the budget was in fact balanced and a surplus was being used to repay debt.
George Magazine, one of many publications referring to Mark's role in balancing the budget, called Mark one of the most influential in Washington relating to this matter. It is out of concern for America's future, and Wisconsin's future in particular, that Mark is willing to leave the private sector and return to public office. He is committed to ensuring that his children and grandchildren have the same opportunities and quality of life here in Wisconsin that his generation has enjoyed.