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Andre Jacque
Andre Jacque.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 2
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 2003
Date of birth10/13/1980
Place of birthBeaver Dam, WI
Office website
Andre Jacque is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Jacque graduated with a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2003. Before being elected, Jacque was a Green Bay Area Transit Planning Coordinator.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Justice
Energy and Utilities
Jobs, Economy and Mining
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Public Safety and Homeland Security, Chair
Urban and Local Affairs
Joint Review on Criminal Penalties, Co-chair


During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jacque served on these committees:


English as official state language

Noting that more than two dozen other states passed laws making English their official language, Jacque introduced a bill that would require state and local documents to be written in English. Jacque's bill made exceptions for the purposes of teaching another language, criminal rights cases, and other individual waivers. Jacque argued that this bill would incentivize people to learn English, noting that the value of immigrants learning English has broad political support. After his initial proposal, Republican Governor Scott Walker's office stated that the governor would evaluate the bill that reaches his desk. Milwaukee Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D) interpreted Jacque's bill as, if it became law, preventing Spanish translations of constituent communications.[2]

Campaign themes


Jacque's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Taxes - Excerpt: "I support tougher state spending controls"...and "...requiring state agencies to justify their base budget spending..." and "...repeal the numerous state tax hikes passed during 2009..."
  • Jobs and the Economy - Jacque proposes to reverse the current trend by the following actions: "Support the REPEAL of the $242.5 million jobs tax...," "Support the Recruit & Retain Jobs NOW Act," "Support an Economic Development Superfund...," "Oppose massive tax hikes for government-run healthcare.", and "Work to repeal auto insurance changes written by trial lawyers..."
  • Abortion: Excerpt: "100% Pro-Life," is a "Member of Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Right to Life", and "...will work to eliminate taxpayer funding for programs and organizations that perform and promote abortions."
  • 2nd Amendment: Jacque will work to "Require that sportsmen's fees are used for sporting, wildlife and conservation purposes...,"Ensure that rural, publicly-owned property remains available to citizens for recreation and hunting...," and is a "NRA member, Supports the Right to Carry Act."



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Jacque won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 2. Jacque ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Larry Pruess in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Larry Pruess 41.3% 12,033
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndre Jacque Incumbent 58.6% 17,082
     - Scattering 0.1% 26
Total Votes 29,141


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Jacque defeated Democratic incumbent Ted Zigmunt in the November 2 general election. He defeated Republicans Terry Ostrander and Jeff Van Straten in the primary election. [5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andre Jacque (R) 13,958
Ted Zigmunt (D) 8,456
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 2 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andre Jacque (R) 3,204 48.62%
Jeff Van Straten (R) 2,239 33.98%
Terry Ostrander (R) 1,135 17.22%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jacque is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jacque raised a total of $120,622 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[6]

Andre Jacque's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 2 Won $33,630
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 2 Won $86,992
Grand Total Raised $120,622


Jacque won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Jacque raised a total of $33,630.


Jacque won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Jacque raised a total of $86,992.


Presidential preference


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

Andre Jacque endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [7]


Jacque is married and has two children.

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Preceded by
Ted Zigmunt (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 2
Succeeded by