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About Don 

24 W Ash Ln

Milton, WI 53563

Authorized and paid for by Don Vruwink for Assembly, Jim Lyke, Treasurer


I am a lifelong Wisconsin resident, growing up on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin.  I have been married to my wife Beth for 37 years and have one son, Craig.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree from UW Stevens Point in 1975 and received my  Master’s Degree in Social Studies in 1986 from UW-Whitewater. 

I have dedicated my career to public education, spending 40 years as a school teacher. I began teaching in 1975 and moved to Milton in 1979 to teach History at Milton High School. I have been honored with the Channel 3000 Top Notch Teacher award and the Daughters of the American Revolution Teaching Award.
During my years teaching, I have also coached more than 90 high school teams, where I have impressed upon my student athletes the importance of working together and cooperating to achieve a common goal.

I retired as an educator in 2011 but have continued to serve my community in other roles. I served on the Milton City Council from 2011-2015, being elected president in 2014. I currently serve as a member of the Milton School Board.  In 2011, I  was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce for my efforts in the community. 

I am a proud Democrat and want to help advance important Democratic ideals like restoring funding to K-12 education and the UW System, supporting workers, protecting our environment, and promoting good government by eliminating the Voter ID law, championing redistricting reform, and strengthening Wisconsin’s open records laws that have recently come under attack by the majority party.

I hope I can earn your support on November 8.