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Larry Balow

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Preceded by  Chuck Schafer
Role  Politician
Political party  Democratic
Party  Democratic Party
Alma mater  UW-Eau Claire
Succeeded by  Terry Moulton
Name  Larry Balow

Born  April 29, 1943 (age 72) Eau Claire, Wisconsin (1943-04-29)
Occupation  Firefighter, Small business Owner, Legislator
Website  Eau Claire City Council
Education  University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
Residence  Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States

Larry C. Balow (born April 29, 1943) is an American Politician, who most recently served as an at large alderman on the Eau Claire, Wisconsin City Council. He served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the 68th assembly district from 1998 to 2004. He did not seek reelection in 2004, and was succeeded by Terry Moulton.


Prior to his election to the Wisconsin State Legislature, he served as a member of the Eau Claire City Council from 1995 to 1999. He ran for reelection to the city council for the April 6th, 2010 general election, and was reelected. He had been endorsed by the Greater West Central Area Labor Council and AFSCME.

Early life and career

Larry C. Balow was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on April 29, 1943. He graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School and attended technical college from 1962-1963. He is married with 3 children. Before his political career, Prior to his career on the Eau Claire City Council and in the Wisconsin State Legislature, Balow served as a firefighter and a small business owner.

State Assembly

Balow served as a member of the Eau Claire City Council from 1995 to 1999. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1998 and reelected in 2000. He was a member of the following assembly committees; Agriculture, Colleges and Universities, Rural Development, Small Business, Corrections and the Courts, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Transportation Projects Commission, Small Business and Economic Development, and Transportation. In March 2003, Representative Balow announced that he would offer an amendment to the Wisconsin state budget that would keep Wisconsin's Pet Facilities Law on the books. He was applauded by many of his constituents and animal rights activists.

Eau Claire City Council

After not seeking reelection to the Wisconsin State Assembly and being succeeded by Terry Moulton in 2004, Balow was elected again as an At-large representative on the Eau Claire City Council. As a councilman, he proposed the city examine ways to grow its tax base - including revisiting the concept of a convention center that could be a public-private partnership. He said such a center would be a third leg to the area's existing economy, which relied heavily on retail and medical businesses. He was generally considered a fiscal conservative on the city council. He did not seek re-election in 2013.


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