(Beaver Dam) State Representative Mark Born announced Tuesday that he will be seeking re-election to the 39th Wisconsin State Assembly District. The Beaver Dam Republican has held the seat since 2012 and said that it has been an honor to represent the communities of the state assembly. Born was the lead author on three bills that were signed into law this session including increases to the state’s investment in childcare programs, rewriting the civil justice code to ensure a more fair court system and providing updates to building program statutes to help maintain proper maintenance of state owned facilities. As a member of the Join Finance Committee, Born championed investments in education and facility infrastructure during the early phases of the 2017-19 state budget. He also advocated for additional funding to the UW Hospital Tumor Board to make their medicine program available to cancer patients statewide. Born serves on the Dodge County Historical Society Board of Curators and Leadership Beaver Dam Steering Committee. He is also a member with Downtown Beaver Dam Inc., the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association, Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association and Friends of the Horicon Marsh. Born currently resides in Beaver Dam with his wife, Liberty, and their daughter. He is being challenged by Town of Beaver Dam resident Elisha Barudin in the fall election.