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Eric Genrich

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Eric Genrich
Eric Genrich.jpeg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 90
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison, 2002
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2010
ProfessionIT Librarian
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Eric Genrich is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 90. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Genrich graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a bachelor's degree in 2002, and then completed a master's degree from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 2010.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Genrich served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
Urban and Local Affairs
Housing and Real Estate
Financial Institutions
Energy and Utilities
Information Policy and Technology


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Genrich served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Genrich's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "We have unemployment and underemployment rates that are unacceptably and unnecessarily high. We need to reinvest in our public services and infrastructure and support innovative economic opportunities that have the potential to offer high-paying, secure employment to all residents."


  • Excerpt: "We need to recommit the state to maintaining a public education system that gives all kids access to good schools and highly trained professional teachers. We need to stop the bleeding and then get to work creating an education finance system that ensures equal educational opportunities to all children, regardless of their personal circumstances."

Economic Fairness

  • Excerpt: "The wealth and income inequality gaps that we see in this state and nation are unjust and economically disastrous. I will fight to restore some semblance of fairness to our tax code by asking the wealthiest individuals and corporations among us to pay their fair share."



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Eric Genrich was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Eric Wimberger was unopposed in the Republican primary. Shae Sortwell ran as a Serving Liberty and the People Party candidate. Genrich, Wimberger and Sortwell faced off in the general election.[2][3] Incumbent Genrich defeated both challengers, and was re-elected for another term.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Genrich Incumbent 55% 7,953
     Republican Eric Wimberger 36.9% 5,342
     Independent Shae Sortwell 8.1% 1,164
Total Votes 14,459


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Genrich won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 90. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated David Vanderleest (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican David Vanderleest 39.4% 7,432
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Genrich 60.2% 11,353
     - Scattering 0.4% 71
Total Votes 18,856

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Genrich is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Genrich raised a total of $27,701 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[7]

Eric Genrich's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90 Won $27,701
Grand Total Raised $27,701


Genrich won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Genrich raised a total of $27,701.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Genrich's campaign in 2012
Genrich, Eric$837
Wisconsin Wholesale Beer Distributors$500
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees$500
Bay Lakes United Educators$500
Wisconsin Teamsters Joint Council 39$500
Total Raised in 2012$27,701
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Wisconsin

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In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.



In 2014, Genrich's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Dave Hansen, State Senator
  • Steve Kagen, Former Congressman
  • Thomas Nelson, Outagamie County Executive
  • Jim Soletski, Former State Representative
  • Ted Zigmunt, Former State Representative

  • Bay Lakes United Educators
  • Clean Wisconsin Action Fund
  • Fair Wisconsin PAC
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local 158
  • National Association of Social Workers – WI

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Preceded by
Karl Van Roy (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 90
Succeeded by