|Wisconsin State Assembly District 47|
|January 7, 2013 – present|
|January 1, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Ripon College, 1994|
|J.D.||UW Law School, 1997|
Kahl graduated from Ripon College in 1994 and earned his J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1997.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Kahl served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• State Affairs and Government Operations|
|• Energy and Utilities|
|• Children and Families|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kahl served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Administrative Rules|
|• Aging and Long-Term Care|
|• Energy and Utilities|
|• State Affairs|
|• Administrative Rules|
Kahl's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I support the restoration of collective bargaining rights for all public employees. As Mayor of Monona, I worked with our employees under the previous collective bargaining system to find compromise and fairness, and we must return to an environment where employees once again have a say in their workplace conditions."
The War On Women
- Excerpt: "A woman’s right to make very personal and private medical decisions impacting her body, including any decisions regarding reproductive rights, must be protected. We must reverse the cuts to women’s health care access, including the elimination of funding for thousands of women receiving breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control and STD/HIV testing and treatment through Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin."
- Excerpt: "Responsible job growth requires an understanding of our economy and the obligation that we all share to be stewards of the land. I understand the balance needed to meet both our job growth goals and environmental obligations. To satisfy both we must invite all parties to be part of an open dialogue to find balanced solutions like improving the environmental performance of our existing electrical generation facilities while also continuing to push to be the leader in renewable, clean energy like wind and biomass."
- Excerpt: "However, we can and should do more to expand and strengthen this service by allowing local governments to partner and have a stronger voice in funding transit investments via locally governed Regional Transit Authorities."
- Excerpt: "The right of any person, regardless of sex, to marry the person he or she loves and have the opportunity to build a family together is one we must continue as a society to pursue and provide. Wisconsin has made some vital steps in the advancement of rights for all individuals with regard to equality in relationships and parenthood, but we can and should do more to provide equal rights for every person."
- 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. Incumbent Robb Kahl was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Phillip Anderson ran as a Libertarian. Kahl and Anderson faced off in the general election as Michael LaForest (Green) was removed from the candidate list. Incumbent Kahl defeated Anderson in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Robb Kahl Incumbent||81.6%||20,332|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
Kahl won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 47. He defeated Amanda Hall in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Sandy Bakk (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47, General Election, 2012|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Kahl is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kahl raised a total of $60,922 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.
|Robb Kahl's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47||$60,922|
|Grand Total Raised||$60,922|
2012Kahl won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kahl raised a total of $60,922.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robb Kahl's campaign in 2012|
|Wisconsin Education Association Council||$750|
|Wisconsin Laborers District Council||$500|
|Iron Workers District Council||$500|
|Solsrud, Ardath K||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$60,922|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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- Official campaign website
- Rep. Kahl's website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Robb Kahl on Facebook
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- Robb Kahl on LinkedIn
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Robb Kahl, "Issues," accessed October 27, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability, "Candidates Registered by Office," June 11, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "2014 Partisan Primary Candidates," accessed June 19, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Canvass Results for 2014 General Election," December 1, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Kahl, Robb," accessed June 6, 2013
Keith Ripp (R)
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