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Carol Roessler

Carol Roessler

Carol A. Roessler (born January 16, 1948) is an American politician and public administrator. She served as a Republican in the Wisconsin State Senate (19872008) and State Assembly (19831987). She left the State Senate in 2008 to join the administration of Democratic Governor Jim Doyle as Administrator of State and Local Finance in the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Until 1997, she was known as Carol A. Buettner.

Carol A. Roessler
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 18th district
In office
April 21, 1987  July 4, 2008
Preceded byScott McCallum
Succeeded byRandy Hopper
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
In office
January 7, 1985  April 21, 1987
Preceded byCathy Zeuske
Succeeded byGregg Underheim
Constituency54th district
In office
January 3, 1983  January 7, 1985
Preceded byRandall J. Radtke
Succeeded byDavid Travis
Constituency81st district
Personal details
Born (1948-01-16) January 16, 1948
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
  • Douglas W. Buettner
    (div. 1993)
  • Paul Roessler
    (m. 1997)
Residence(s)Oshkosh, Wisconsin


Born in Madison, Wisconsin, she graduated from Madison West High School and went on to earn her bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.[1]

She was elected as a Republican to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1982, and was subsequently elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in an April 1987 special election.[1][2]

Roessler later joined the faculty of Fox Valley Technical College.[3]

Personal life and family

Rossler married Douglas W. Buettner, an Oshkosh, Wisconsin rental property owner, and took his last name. They divorced in 1993 and, in 1997, she married Paul Roessler and took his name.[4][5]


  1. "Roessler, Carol A. 1948". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  2. "SUBJECT INDEX TO THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS, Period ending December 31, 1998". Wisconsin Senate. Retrieved September 11, 2020. Name changed to Carol A. Roessler effective 4/28/97 - S 141
  3. "Buettner, Carol A. 1948". Wisconsin Historical Society. Archived from the original on September 30, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  4. Venturini, Angie (1992-06-16). "Buettner does some housecleaning". The Oshkosh Northwestern. Retrieved 2021-09-30. She can not assure anyone there will be no more housing problems but said there would never be any delinquent taxes or utility bills.
  5. "Mrs. Roessler". The Capital Times. April 26, 1997. p. 2. Retrieved January 25, 2021 via

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