Terry Katsma

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Terry Katsma
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 26
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
Campaign website
Terry Katsma is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Katsma's professional experience includes working in the financial services industry.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
Workforce Development
Ways and Means
Housing and Real Estate
Financial Institutions, Vice-Chair
Consumer Protection


Campaign themes


Katsma's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Reduce taxes on hard-working families and job creators

  • Excerpt: "Terry knows you work hard to provide for your family. That's why he'll fight for citizens to keep more of their hard earned dollars. People know best how to spend their money, not the government deciding for them."

Attract and retain quality good-paying jobs to our county

  • Excerpt: "Terry believes that quality educational opportunities will result in a skilled workforce. We in Sheboygan County are blessed with beautiful natural resources, making this community a great place to work, live and play."

Crack down on waste, fraud and abuse in state government

  • Excerpt: "Over his banking career, Terry has encouraged households and businesses to live within their means. That's why he'll fight in Madison for responsible spending of your tax dollars."

Believes in the sanctity of life, from conception to death

  • Excerpt: "For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb" Psalm 139:13."



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. Terry Van Akkeren was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Job Hou-Seye was defeated by Terry Katsma in the Republican primary. Van Akkeren and Katsma faced off in the general election.[3][4] Katsma defeated Van Akkeren in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 26 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Katsma 61.3% 14,352
     Democratic Terry Van Akkeren 38.7% 9,064
Total Votes 23,416
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 26 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Katsma 89.5% 5,861
Jou Hou-Seye 10.5% 688
Total Votes 6,549


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Preceded by
Mike Endsley (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 26
Succeeded by