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Bill Kramer
Kramer bill.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 97
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 8
Speaker pro tempore, Wisconsin State Assembly
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1987
J.D.Duke University School of Law, 1994
Date of birth01/21/1965
Place of birthWaukesha, WI
Office website
Bill Kramer (b. January 21, 1965) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. First elected in 2006, Kramer represents the 97th Assembly District consisting of the Waukesha Area and currently serves as State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore.[1]

Kramer was born and raised in Waukesha. Kramer attended St. Mary's Grade School and Waukesha South High School. While in high school Bill was a member of the National Honor Society, played football, ran track and was on the debate team.

Kramer received his accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he was an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary accounting fraternity, and graduated magna cum laude with BBA in accounting in 1987. After passing the CPA exam, he worked as an accountant for four years. Bill expanded his knowledge by attending Duke University School of Law. He graduated with his law degree and passed the North Carolina Bar exam in 1994. Bill practiced law for several years in the areas of tax and complex civil litigation.

Kramer is the founder and owner of Kramer Financial Management and also works as a Certified Financial Planner.[2]

Bill served his three terms as a Waukesha County Supervisor representing the south side of Waukesha from 1994 to 2006. When Bill was on the County Board, Kramer has a reputation to fight against excessive taxes.[3].

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Assembly Organization
Financial Institutions


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


During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kramer served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Kramer won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 97. Kramer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Marga Krumins (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Kramer Incumbent 64.6% 18,399
     Democratic Marga Krumins 35.3% 10,051
     - Scattering 0.1% 31
Total Votes 28,481


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Kramer was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 97. He defeated Democrat Dawn Caruss in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Kramer (R) 13,272
Dawn Caruss (D) 6,390
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Kramer (R) 6,208 99.89%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-171 Global positioning device placed on a person's vehicle without that person's consent or knowledge made a felony; JRCCP report
  • AB-196 State agency and school district operations expenditures, contracts, and grants: DOA required to make certain information available on a Web site; DPI duties

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Kramer received $48,556 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Kramer's campaign in 2010
Brostrom, Donna$1,000
Rehberg, Phillip J$750
Kolb, Walter L$550
Madrigano, Aldo$500
Taylor, Carol$500
Total Raised in 2010 $48,556


The top 5 donors to Kramer's 2008 campaign were all individuals:[7]

Donor Amount
Kramer, Bill $1,500
Koscinski, Michael $625
Wellenstein, Robert $500
Black, Gletha $500
Collins, Brion $500

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