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Glenn Grothman
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U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTom Petri (R)
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Wisconsin State Senate
2013
Assistant Minority Leader, Wisconsin State Senate
July 17, 2012 – 2013
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/ year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 20
2005 - 2015
Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly
1993 - 2005
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
J.D.University of Wisconsin, Madison
Personal
Date of birthJuly 3, 1955
Place of birthMilwaukee, Wis.
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Glenn Grothman (b. July 3, 1955, in Milwaukee, Wis.) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Grothman represents Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District. He was first elected on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Grothman earned his bachelor's degree and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is an attorney.[1] He served as a member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 20 from 2004 to 2015. In 2013, he served as Assistant Majority Leader. He served as Assistant Minority Leader from July 2012 to 2013.[2] Grothman also served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 2004.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Hill's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Grothman serves on the following committees:[4]

Wisconsin Senate

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Judiciary and Labor, Chair
Senate Organization
Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue
Joint Finance
Legislative Organization

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grothman served on the following committees:

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Grothman served on the following committees:

Key votes

114th Congress

Speaker of the House

Grothman received criticism over his vote for John Boehner to continue as Speaker of the House. According to the Journal Sentinel, "Grothman's vote drew fire from one nationally prominent conservative blogger and radio host, Erick Erickson, who blasted him in a post headlined Glenn Grothman is All Talk, citing the Wisconsinite's comment during his House campaign last summer that 'I would have no problem looking for an alternative to Speaker Boehner.'"[5]

Grothman explained his vote saying, "In Wisconsin, I'd been there for the opening of 10 (legislative) sessions and I don't remember any Republicans voting against the leader who was elected (by them) in November. There is obviously in Washington a lot more chaotic situation than in Madison. ...I think he's (Boehner) very intelligent. He's hardworking (but) he is probably more of a member of the Bush wing of the Republican Party."[5]

Issues

Wisconsin State Senate

2011 unemployment bill

Grothman was one of three Republican state senators, including Mary Lazich and Rich Zipperer, who voted no on the Wisconsin State Senate's version of an unemployment bill in July 2011. The bill, which would have eliminated a one-week waiting period on the receipt of unemployment benefits, passed in the Senate with a vote of 30-3. State officials said the one-week waiting period was a crucial part of the effort to root out fraud, but the bill worked to eliminate it. Democratic Senator Robert Jauch called the one-week waiting period “a 55 million dollar highway robbery of workers."[6]

After the initial Senate vote, the Assembly voted 81-16 to retain the one-week waiting period.[7] The Senate then moved to agree with the Assembly along party lines, with a 19-14 vote, retaining the one-week waiting period.[8]

The following is a sample of legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Grothman:[9]

  • A bill regarding penalties for frivolous lawsuits and claims.[10]
  • A resolution urging the U.S. Congress not to pass the Employee Free Choice Act relating to labor unions.[11]
  • A bill requiring that information about expenditures, grants and contracts by state agencies be made available online.[12]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Glenn Grothman endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election.


Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Grothman won election to the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 6th District on November 4, 2014.[13][14]

Grothman received 219 more votes than Joe Leibham in the Republican primary on August 12, 2014.[15][16][17] Leibham announced on August 22 that he would not request a recount. In response Grothman said, "I think all of the candidates in this race ran campaigns to be proud of. I am grateful that Sen. Leibham has chosen not to seek a recount in this race and I wish him well in his future endeavors."[17]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Grothman 56.8% 169,767
     Democratic Mark Harris 40.9% 122,212
     Libertarian Gus Fahrendorf 2.3% 6,865
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 189
Total Votes 299,033
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board


U.S. House, Wisconsin District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Grothman 36.2% 23,247
Joe Leibham 35.8% 23,028
Duey Stroebel 24.7% 15,873
Tom Denow 3.3% 2,117
Scattering 0% 30
Total Votes 64,295
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Race background

Rep. Tom Petri, Grothman's predecessor, refused to endorse Grothman's candidacy.[18]

Endorsements

Grothman was endorsed by the following people:

Media


Glenn Grothman for Congress TV ad, "Time to Say No."

Glenn Grothman for Congress TV ad, "Caving In."

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2012

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 seat in 2012. He was unopposed in the primary election and defeated Tanya Lohr (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[20][21]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tanya Lohr 31.3% 30,504
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Grothman Incumbent 68.6% 66,882
     - Scattering 0.1% 74
Total Votes 97,460

2011 recall

See also: Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin began a recall campaign targeting Grothman and seven of his Republican colleagues in the Wisconsin State Senate in March 2011. Organizers of the recall campaign were unable to collect the 20,000 signatures necessary by May 2 for a recall election, falling about 5,000 short.

2008

See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 20.

Grothman raised $43,505 for his campaign, while Clyde Winter raised $2,797.[22]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Grothman (R) 69,942
Clyde Winter (I) 17,113

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Grothman's reports.[23]

Glenn Grothman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[24]July 31, 2014$0.00$147,638.64$(77,152.95)$70,485.69
October Quarterly[25]October 15, 2014$159,621.25$372,519.75$(386,320.50)$145,820.50
Running totals
$520,158.39$(463,473.45)

Comprehensive donor information for Grothman is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Grothman raised a total of $493,656 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[26]

Glenn Grothman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Won $107,558
2010 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $40,095
2008 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Won $43,505
2006 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $12,924
2004 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Won $177,458
2002 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 58 Won $32,894
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 59 Won $64,671
1998 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 59 Won $14,551
Grand Total Raised $493,656

2012

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $107,558.
Wisconsin State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Glenn Grothman's campaign in 2012
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance$2,000
Stangl, Karen$1,000
Harder, Trevor$1,000
Republican Women of Waukesha County$1,000
Zeidler, Joy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$107,558
Source: Follow the Money

2010

Grothman was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $40,095.

2008

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $43,505.

2006

Grothman was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $12,924.

2004

Grothman won election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $177,458.

2002

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $32,894.

2000

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $64,671.

1998

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $14,551.

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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2014

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.

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
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.

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed May 5, 2014
  2. Wisconsin Radio Network, "Senate leadership transferred to Democrats," July 17, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Glenn Grothman," accessed January 28, 2015
  4. U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 JSOnline.com, "Grothman gets Washington political baptism with Boehner vote," accessed January 9, 2014
  6. MacIver News Service, "Amended Unemployment Bill Could Hamper Fraud Detection Efforts," July 20, 2011
  7. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, "Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight: The Week of August 1, 2011," November 19, 2012
  8. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "Senate leaves in place one-week wait for jobless benefits," August 1, 2013
  9. State Legislature, "Glenn Grothman Legislation," accessed May 6, 2014
  10. State Legislature, "Bill 197," accessed May 6, 2014
  11. State Legislature, "Resolution 30," accessed May 6, 2014
  12. State Legislature, "Assembly Bill 120," accessed May 6, 2014
  13. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Sen. Glenn Grothman plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Petri," accessed April 3, 2014
  14. Wisconsin State Journal, "State Rep. Duey Stroebel to make run for Petri seat in Congress," accessed April 12, 2014
  15. Associated Press, "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014
  16. JSOnline.com, "Wisconsin's closest congressional race in decades," accessed August 13, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 Sheboygan Press, "Leibham won't seek recount in 6th District," accessed August 25, 2014
  18. Channel3000.com, "Wisconsin US Rep. Tom Petri won't endorse Grothman," accessed October 23, 2014
  19. GlennGrothman.com, "Rick Santorum endorses Glenn Grothman for Congress," accessed August 11, 2014
  20. Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014
  21. Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014
  22. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed May 6, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Grothman 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 23, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  26. FollowtheMoney.org, "Grothman, Glenn," accessed June 4, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Petri
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, District 6
2015-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Senate District 20
2004–2015
Succeeded by
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