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Garey Bies

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Political party  Republican
Website  Official website
Succeeded by  Joel Kitchens
Religion  Catholic
Party  Republican Party
Profession  Former deputy sheriff
Role  Politician
Children  4
Name  Garey Bies

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Born  October 26, 1946 (age 69) Manitowoc, Wisconsin (1946-10-26)
Alma mater  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Education  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Residence  Sister Bay, Wisconsin, United States

State Rep. Garey Bies to run for secretary of 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 2001-2015. 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 associates 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 Assemblyman 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. His seat in the Assembly will be contested in the November general election by Republican nominee Joel Kitchens and Democratic nominee Joe Majeski.


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