John C. Ellenson is a lifetime resident of Wisconsin, a husband, a father, and a proud public educator.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a scholar athlete and captain of the basketball team. He has a Master of Science in Education in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. John worked as a resource counselor in the private sector in Northern Wisconsin for 5 years prior to working in education.
He was the Disabilities Support Service Advisor at UW-Superior prior to becoming a public school counselor for the past 15 years. John has had the honor to be a valuable team member whose school was awarded our nation's highest honor, the National Blue Ribbon Award at Woodland Elementary in 2016. The Wisconsin School of Recognition was awarded seven times to schools where John was a valued team player. This past year John and the Barron Area School District School Counseling team was awarded the Outstanding School Counseling Team of the Year, by their peers at the Wisconsin School Counselors Association annual conference.
John has served the community on a number of boards including: Barron County Transition Council, Northwestern Assistive Technology Initiative Board Member, Safe and Stable Families of Barron County Board Member, Polk County Transition Council, Ashland City Council on American with Disabilities Act, Board Member/Secretary for the Coalition of Native Americans Concerned with Disabilities, and was Co-chair for the Family Resource Center of Barron County.
Why "Team Ellenson?"
Like many of you, I've been frustrated with the events in Madison and the effect it has had on the residents of the 75th.
Here we are in the most challenging health crisis America has faced in a century and the division amongst politicians is at a historic high. We are strong hard working people here in Northern Wisconsin and day after day we work together for our families and friends, we need our representatives to do the same.
We may have disagreements, however, we must find a way to build a future for our families together. The polarization of politics, culture, and people is over. We need one another now more than ever. We will no longer look at what divides us, but build on what unites us.
I want to represent the 75th District in Madison, find solutions in these troubled times, and unite our team to a stronger, healthier, and happier future, together.