Garey Bies
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Garey Bies

Republican

American politician

Sister Bay, Wisconsin

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Garey Bies

American politician
Summary
Experience
74
Years of Age
14
Years of Experience
WIResidence (state)

Garey Bies (born 1946) is a politician and former deputy sheriff from Sister Bay, Wisconsin who served as a Republican Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 1st Assembly District from 2001 to 2015. He served as a member of the committees on Natural Resources, Tourism, Recreation, and State Property; Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs, and as the chair of the Committee on Corrections and Courts.Bies was born in Manitowoc, graduated from Lincoln High School, and later earned an associate degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. He served in the Navy for five years and worked in law enforcement for 30 years, retiring as chief deputy sheriff of Door County.Bies was first elected to the Assembly in 2000, defeating the Democratic candidate, former State Representative Lary J. Swoboda with 16,132 votes to 12,104 for Swoboda. He was re-elected in each biennial election after that, through 2012. Bies deplored what he describes as the one-sided lack of civility exhibited by Democrats during the 2011-2012 Assembly sessions. He voted for tax cuts for businesses to attract new businesses to Wisconsin and to encourage the expansion of existing businesses. He says that the purpose of government is to "lay the rules down to protect the people".In 2014, rather than seek re-election, Bies chose to seek the Republican nomination for Wisconsin Secretary of State. He lost in the Republican primary of August 12, 2014, with 75,340 votes (35%) to 138,734 votes (65%) for Julian Bradley. He was succeeded in the Assembly by Republican Joel Kitchens, who defeated Democrat Joe Majeski in the 2014 general election.

Experience

Education

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Attended Public Manager Program
1991 - 1998
Northeastern Technical College
AA
1982

Past Positions

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Assembly Member
Wisconsin State Assembly
2000 - 2014
Project Director
Door and Kewaunee Drug Task Force
1990 - 2000
Served
United States Navy, Vietnam
1964 - 1969
Small Business Owner
Sister Bay, present
Chief Deputy
Door County Sheriff's Department
Former Deputy Sheriff
Door County Sheriff's Department

Other Experience

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Member
American Legion Post 527
1970 - Current
Member
Knights of Columbus
1970 - Current
Former Council Member
Saint Rosalia Catholic Church
Former Cubmaster
Boy Scouts of America
Former Scout Master
Boy Scouts of America
Former Member
Board of Directors, Help of Door County
Former Trustee
Saint Rosalia Catholic Church
Member
Board of Directors, Northern Door Children's Center
Member
Sturgeon Bay Rotary
Member
Door County Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Coalition
Former Member
Committee on Reducing Racial Disparities
2007
Former Member
Public Health Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly
Former Member
Public Safety Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly
Former Chair
Door and Kewaunee Selective Service Board
Former Member
Door County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Former Member
Door County Highway Safety Committee
Former Vice Chair
Door and Kewaunee Selective Service Board