Janet Bewley represents Wisconsin’s 25th Senate District, which covers 7,500 square miles in northwestern Wisconsin along both the Minnesota and Michigan borders and the shore of Lake Superior. She was elected to the State Senate in the fall of 2014 after serving two terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Sen. Bewley’s professional career in northern Wisconsin spans over 30 years and includes serving as Senior Community Development Officer at the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), Dean of Students at Northland College, and Executive Director of the Mary H. Rice Foundation. Sen. Bewley’s work for WHEDA included travel to every corner of northern Wisconsin. She is proud of the quality housing, the new business opportunities, and the many jobs she helped create.
Sen. Bewley was one of the original cast members at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and continues to perform as part of the Rittenhouse Chamber Singers. She is married to David Saetre, Professor of Religion and Campus Minister, Northland College. She and David have five grown children and three fantastic grandchildren.