Joe was born in Green Lake and has spent most of his life in the Princeton area where he still lives on a farm that has been in his family for over 100 years.
He earned a Bachelor degree in political science in 1971 and then a teaching certificate from UW-Green Bay in 1977. Joe has done graduate work in public administration from UW-Oshkosh.
Recently retired from Fox Lake Correctional Institution where he worked teaching several Moraine Park College courses, Joe also taught and guided inmates working toward their GED.
Joe is a member of the Democratic Party of Green Lake County and has served on the Princeton Town Board as well as the Green Lake County Board of Commissioners.
In addition to his farming background and experience, Joe's career includes social service commitments as a VISTA volunteer, coordinator of four group homes in Ripon, production supervisor at Fox Industries in Berlin, and assistant director of Fresh Start in Wautoma. He has also written for the Oshkosh Northwestern and the Princeton Times.
Joe ran against Tom Petri in 2010 and is now back for a 2012 challenge: “Petri cannot go unchallenged. He is not entitled to a free ride. Thirty-three years is long enough – the current problems will not be solved by the same people who created them. It is time for new energy and ideas that will serve everyone in the 6th Congressional District.”
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