Bob Jauch was born in Wheaton, Illinois on November 22, 1945.
Following his discharge, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he was elected student body President in 1970 and President of Wisconsin's United Council of Student Governments in 1971.
The following year, Jauch moved to Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin to run the family printing business.
After graduation from Wheaton's Central High, Jauch served four years in the military including tours in Vietnam and Japan.
Senator Bob Jauch serves Wisconsin's twenty-fifth Senate District, comprised of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer and Washburn counties and the townships of Beaver, Johnstown, and McKinley in Polk county. Senator Jauch's district comprises most of Northwestern Wisconsin and at 7,522 square miles, is geographically larger than the States of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware and larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined.
In 1973, Jauch was selected as Northern Wisconsin field representative for U.S. Congressman David Obey. In 1977, Jauch became a field representative for EDS Federal.
In 1982, Jauch was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly from the seventy-third district. His legislative activity focused on Health Care (Vice-chair of the Health & Human Services Committee), Education (Vice-chair of the Higher Education Committee) and Rural Development. In 1983, Representative Jauch was appointed to the legislature's Committee on Joint Finance.
By state law, any bill that changes Wisconsin statutes with respect to tax exemptions must receive the recommendation of the Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions before moving forward. Senator Jauch serves as the Democratic representative to this committee from the Senate. In addition to the five other lawmakers who serve, the committee is comprised of the Secretary of Revenue, the Attorney General (or designee) and a public designee of the Governor's choosing.
Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)
Throughout his career in the State Legislature, Senator Jauch has fought to bring equity and quality to Wisconsin's Public Schools. It is his great privilege to serve as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee charged with reviewing education related legislation.