Janel Brandtjen

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Janel Brandtjen
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 22
In office
January 5, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Janel Brandtjen is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 22. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Brandtjen's professional experience includes working as the owner of an advertising agency.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
State Affairs and Government Operations
Workforce Development
Corrections, Vice-Chair
Children and Families
Public Benefit Reform


Campaign themes


Brandtjen's website has emphasized the following campaign themes:[2]

What does Janel Brandtjen believe in?
  • Lower Taxes
  • Economic Growth
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Education Choice
  • Sanctity of Human Life
  • Right to Bear Arms

What has Supervisor Brandtjen championed in Waukesha County?

  • Supported Governor Walker's Budget Repair Bill (Act 10)
  • Fought to eliminate funding to the Waukesha County Museum due to financial mismanagement
  • Opposed across the board pay raises to government employees during a recession
  • Working to limit Waukesha County from creating Government "For Profit" ventures that compete with local businesses
  • Helped restore the Menomonee Falls Children's Health Clinic using private donations[3]



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. Jessie Read was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Janel Brandtjen defeated Nick Oliver and Blair Rogacki in the Republican primary. Read faced Brandtjen in the general election.[4][5][6] Brandtjen defeated Read in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 22 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJanel Brandtjen 70.1% 20,607
     Democratic Jessie Read 29.9% 8,789
Total Votes 29,396
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 22 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanel Brandtjen 59.6% 3,132
Blair Rogacki 27.3% 1,435
Nick Oliver 13.1% 689
Total Votes 5,256


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Preceded by
Don Pridemore (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 22
Succeeded by