Politician Info

Republican assembly representative from Oconomowoc was just elected in 2018 and in her candidate interview stated she is "vehemently opposed to THC in any form"  has not co-sponsored any legislation on marijuana reform at all during her first two years in office.    Despite her opposition, her office conducted a 2019 Spring GOP Survey which she asked her voting base which responded with support of marijuana reform.

During 2019, the Assembly Republicans prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 750) which she failed to co-sponsor despite public and district support.  Now late into the 2020 session, Rep. Dittrich is flip-flopping on her social media policy and maybe giving public statements asking for a public hearing on the issue, it is unclear as her office does not return our phone calls or messages.


Holds office State Assembly District 38

  • Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 21, 1964; married; 3 children.
  • Graduate Hamilton High School, Sussex, Wisconsin, 1982; Waukesha County Technical College, 1983; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1986.
  • Non-profit leader (16 years).
  • Former financial advisor (13 years); small business owner.
  • Member: Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce; Crosspoint Community Church.
  • Former member: Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (board of directors); Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities (board of directors); Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc (personnel committee member); St. Catherine of Alexandria (parish council, treasurer); Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce (ambassador); NORD Rare Disease Day (ambassador).
  • Elected to Assembly 2018.
Position on Marijuana Legalization

Oct 2018 candidate interview - Opposed!

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Unknown - Click link to send a message to support marijuana decriminalization.

Position on Medical Marijuana

Opposed Oct 2018

Feb 2020:  Flip flopping her statements about THC/Medical Marijuana and now says on facebook comments Rep. Dittrich stated “Do you know we (Republicans) have a medical cannabis bill that has been introduced? I am opposed to recreational use but not opposed to looking at medical solutions.”

Contact Barbara Dittrich

Email: Rep.Dittrich@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2023/legislators/assembly/2460

Phone: 608-266-8551


State Capitol, Room 17 West Post Office Box 8952

Madison, WI 53708

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