Glenn Grothman

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Glenn Grothman
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 6
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Wisconsin State Senate District 20
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Wisconsin State Senate
2013-present
Assistant Minority Leader, Wisconsin State Senate
July 17, 2012 – 2013
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly
1993 - 2005
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
J.D.University of Wisconsin, Madison
Personal
BirthdayJuly 3, 1955
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Glenn Grothman (b. July 3, 1955) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader. He was Assistant Minority Leader from July 2012 to 2013.[1]

He is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin.[2][3]

Grothman received 219 more votes than Joe Leibham in the Republican primary on August 12, 2014.[4][5][6] 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."[6] Grothman will face Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, and Libertarian Gus Fahrendorf in the general election for the chance to win retiring Rep. Tom Petri's seat.

Grothman served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 2004.

Biography

Grothman earned his BBA and J.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Grothman is an attorney.[7]

Committee assignments

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:

Issues

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."[8]

After the initial Senate vote, the Assembly voted 81-16 to retain the one-week waiting period.[9] The Senate then moved to agree with the Assembly along party lines, with a 19-14 vote, retaining the one-week waiting period.[10]

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Grothman includes:[11]

  • A bill regarding penalties for frivolous lawsuits and claims[12]
  • A resolution urging the U.S. Congress not to pass the Employee Free Choice Act relating to labor unions[13]
  • A bill requiring that information about expenditures, grants and contracts by state agencies be made available online[14]

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 is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 6th District.[2] Grothman received 219 more votes than Joe Leibham in the Republican primary on August 12, 2014.[4][5][6] 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."[6] Grothman will face Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, and Libertarian Gus Fahrendorf in the general election for the chance to win retiring Rep. Tom Petri's seat. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Grothman 36.2% 23,241
Joe Leibham 35.8% 23,026
Duey Stroebel 24.7% 15,867
Tom Denow 3.3% 2,115
Total Votes 64,249
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Endorsements

Grothman has been 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 in the 2012 election for the Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 seat. He was unopposed in the primary election and defeated Tanya Lohr (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[16][17]

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.[18]

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

Campaign donors

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.[19]

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

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2014

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

2012

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

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References

  1. Wisconsin Radio Network, "Senate leadership transferred to Democrats," July 17, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Sen. Glenn Grothman plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Petri," accessed April 3, 2014
  3. Wisconsin State Journal, "State Rep. Duey Stroebel to make run for Petri seat in Congress," accessed April 12, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Associated Press, "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 JSOnline.com, "Wisconsin's closest congressional race in decades," accessed August 13, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Sheboygan Press, "Leibham won't seek recount in 6th District," accessed August 25, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed May 5, 2014
  8. "Amended Unemployment Bill Could Hamper Fraud Detection Efforts", MacIver News Service, July 20, 2011
  9. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, "Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight: The Week of August 1, 2011," November 19, 2012
  10. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "Senate leaves in place one-week wait for jobless benefits," August 1, 2013
  11. State Legislature, "Glenn Grothman Legislation," accessed May 6, 2014
  12. State Legislature, "Bill 197," accessed May 6, 2014
  13. State Legislature, "Resolution 30," accessed May 6, 2014
  14. State Legislature, "Assembly Bill 120," accessed May 6, 2014
  15. GlennGrothman.com, "Rick Santorum endorses Glenn Grothman for Congress," accessed August 11, 2014
  16. Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall Partisan Primary, accessed May 5, 2014
  17. Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014
  18. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed May 6, 2014
  19. FollowtheMoney.org, "Grothman, Glenn," accessed June 4, 2013
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Wisconsin State Senate District 20
2004–present
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