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Vukmir, Leah

Senator, Wisconsin State Senate

Leah Vukmir is serving in her second term in the Wisconsin Senate. Leah previously served four terms in the Wisconsin Assembly. Leah is the Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Health and the Co-Chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules.

Leah has spent her entire career serving the needs of children and families. Her extensive and varied professional activities have focused on children’s health issues as well as issues involving K-12 educational policy and education reform.

Leah is a Registered Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University in 1980, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1983 where she specialized in child development and primary care treatment of children. She is a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner with over 25 years of nursing and teaching experience at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Prior to her election to the legislature, Leah served on various gubernatorial committees studying statewide educational policy and worked as a contributing author and research fellow for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.