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Mike Rohrkaste

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Mike Rohrkaste
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Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Mike K. Rohrkaste is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Rohrkaste's professional experience includes working in the human resources field.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
Jobs and the Economy
Mental Health Reform
Interstate Affairs
Health, Vice-Chair
Colleges and Universities

Elections

2014

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. Mark Westphal was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike Rohrkaste defeated John R. Lehman, Ryan Pheifer, Steven Gillespie and Jay Schroeder in the Republican primary. Westphal faced Rohrkaste in the general election. Jarrod Kuehn (R), Ryan Rothenbach (R) and Rich Martin (L) were removed from the ballot.[2][3] Republican Rohrkaste defeated Westphal in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rohrkaste 57.8% 14,027
     Democratic Mark Westphal 42.2% 10,240
Total Votes 24,267
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rohrkaste 31.5% 1,442
Ryan Pheifer 27.7% 1,268
Steven Gillespie 22.2% 1,016
John R. Lehman 9.6% 440
Jay Schroeder 9% 410
Total Votes 4,576

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dean Kaufert (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 55
2015-present
Succeeded by
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