Joe Sanfelippo

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Joe Sanfelippo
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 15
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolThomas More High School
Office website
Campaign website
Joe Sanfelippo is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Sanfelippo attended Thomas More High School.

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial Institutions
Housing and Real Estate, Vice-chair
Jobs, Economy and Mining
Mental Health
Urban Education


Campaign themes


Sanfelippo's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Minimize the tax and regulatory burden on citizens and businesses"
  • Excerpt: "Ensure our government is responsive and accountable to the people it represents"
  • Excerpt: "Foster an environment throughout WI that continues to stimulate job growth"
  • Excerpt: "Reduce the size, scope and reach of government"
  • Excerpt: "Enhance accountability at all levels of education and provide parents with additional options for educating their children"



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. John Weishan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joe Sanfelippo was unopposed in the Republican primary. Weishan and Sanfelippo faced off in the general election.[2][3] Incumbent Sanfelippo defeated challenger Weishan in the general election, and was re-elected to another term.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Sanfelippo Incumbent 63% 15,427
     Democratic John Weishan 37% 9,057
Total Votes 24,484


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Sanfelippo won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 15. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14. Incumbent Democrat Tony Staskunas did not run for re-election. Sanfelippo defeated Democratic primary winner Cindy Moore in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Sanfelippo 58.3% 17,745
     Democratic Cindy Moore 41.6% 12,668
     Scattering 0.1% 33
Total Votes 30,446

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sanfelippo is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanfelippo raised a total of $49,815 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[7]

Joe Sanfelippo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 15 Won $49,815
Grand Total Raised $49,815


Sanfelippo won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Sanfelippo raised a total of $49,815.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Sanfelippo's campaign in 2012
Sanfelippo, Joseph J$11,488
Concerned Realtors Cmte$500
Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists$500
Joseph, Carol$500
Sanfelippo, Steve$500
Total Raised in 2012$49,815
Source:Follow the Money


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Political offices
Preceded by
Tony Staskunas (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 15
Succeeded by