By Terry Kovarik
Nearly five months after losing a special election for Wisconsin’s 1st State Senate seat, State Representative Andre Jacque is now looking forward to joining the upper chamber in January. Jacque, a Republican from De Pere, defeated incumbent Democratic State Senator Caleb Frostman from Sturgeon Bay. Jacque’s victory helped the GOP extend its majority in the State Senate. The new term, however, will have Democrat Tony Evers in the Governor’s office. Jacque says in the State Assembly he looked beyond party labels and will do the same in the Senate.
Prior to his election to the State Assembly in 2010, Andre Jacque worked as a transit planning coordinator, communications director and a grant-writing consultant.