Barbara is a proven leader, passionate advocate for parents and lifelong Wisconsin resident. She fights for conservative values to keep our great state moving in a positive direction. 



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Barbara Dittrich is a lifetime resident of Southeastern Wisconsin and lives with her husband of over 25 years in Oconomowoc. She graduated from Hamilton High School - Sussex and attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. After working in the investment industry for 13 years, Barbara founded a charitable non-profit serving the parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Serving as the organization's Executive Director for 15 years, she has recently assumed the title, Director of Education in a non-profit merger.

Barbara shares your priorities of keeping property taxes low, job opportunities high, and pushing back government waste. Her lifetime experience also gives her a particular passion for issues such as mental health care, opioid abuse, medical costs, protecting life, and strong families.

Outside of work, Barbara treasures time with her husband, Steve, and 3 incredible children, Lexi, Charlie, and Sophie. She has eclectic interests ranging from being outdoors, to writing, to photography, to football. Her faith is an important part of her life and informs the way she treats people.

Barbara brings Wisconsin:

  • Proven Leadership
  • Conservative Values
  • Professional Investment Experience
  • Charitable Non-Profit Leadership Experience
  • Long Time Parent Advocate
  • Defender of Constitutional Rights
  • Mother of 3 and Wife to Steve for 25+ Years
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Barbara's Nominations:

~ 2009 Hope Award for Effective Compassion in conjunction with World Magazine and The American Bible Society.

~ 2015 Right Wisconsin Women Awards, Innovator Award. 

Your family’s daily life matters. You deserve a state government that allows you to thrive.
— Barbara Dittrich, Candidate for 38th Assembly District