Difference between revisions of "Bill Kramer"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(External links)
(17 intermediate revisions by 5 users not shown)
Line 6: Line 6:
 
|Status = Incumbent  
 
|Status = Incumbent  
 
|Tenure = 2007 - Present
 
|Tenure = 2007 - Present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 3, 2013]]
+
|Term ends = January 5, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2007
 
|Assumed office = 2007
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
+
|Political party = Republican
|Leadership =
+
|Leadership =Speaker pro tempore, Wisconsin State Assembly
|Years leadership =
+
|Years leadership =2013-present
 
|Leadership 2 =
 
|Leadership 2 =
 
|Years leadership 2 =
 
|Years leadership 2 =
Line 22: Line 22:
 
|Per diem = $88/day
 
|Per diem = $88/day
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
+
|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = 2006
 
|First elected = 2006
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
+
|Next election = November 4, 2014
 
|Prior office =
 
|Prior office =
 
|Prior office years =
 
|Prior office years =
Line 55: Line 55:
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
 
}}
 
}}
{{tnr}}'''Bill Kramer''' (b. January 21, 1965) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] who currently serves as [[State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore|Speaker Pro Tempore]]. First elected in 2006, Kramer represents the 97th Assembly District consisting of the [[Sunshinereview:Waukesha, Wisconsin|Waukesha Area]].   
+
{{tnr}}'''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 [[Sunshinereview:Waukesha, Wisconsin|Waukesha Area]] and currently serves as [[State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore]].<ref> [http://docs.legis.wi.gov/2013/related/proposals/ar1 ''Wisconsin State Legislature,'' " 2013 Assembly Resolution 1,"  January 7, 2013] </ref>  
  
Bill Kramer was born and raised in [[Sunshinereview:Waukesha, Wisconsin|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 was born and raised in [[Sunshinereview:Waukesha, Wisconsin|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 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.
Line 66: Line 66:
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 +
===2013-2014===
 +
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kramer served on the following committees:
 +
 +
{{Committee Assignments
 +
|State =Wisconsin
 +
|year =2013
 +
|Chamber =State Assembly
 +
|Committee1 =Assembly Organization
 +
|Committee2 = Financial Institutions
 +
|Committee3 = Rules
 +
|Committee4 = Joint Legislative Council
 +
|Joint4 = Yes
 +
|Committee5 =
 +
}}
 +
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kramer has been appointed to these committees:
+
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kramer served on these committees:
* [[Assembly Organization Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Assembly Organization Committee]]
+
 
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Financial Institutions Committee]], Chair
+
{{Committee Assignments
* [[Joint Legislative Council Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature|Joint Committee on Legislative Council]]
+
|State =Wisconsin
* [[Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems, Wisconsin State Legislature|Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems]], Co-Chair
+
|year = 2011
* [[Rules Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Rules Committee]]
+
|Chamber =State Assembly
 +
|Committee1 =Assembly Organization
 +
|Committee2 =Financial Institutions
 +
|Chair2=Chair
 +
|Committee3 =Joint Legislative Council
 +
|Joint3=Yes
 +
|Committee4 =Joint Survey on Retirement Systems
 +
|Joint4=Yes
 +
|Chair4=Co-Chair
 +
|Committee5 =Rules
 +
|Collapse=Yes
 +
}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kramer served on these committees:
+
During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kramer served on these committees:
* [[Audit Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Audit Committee]]
+
 
* [[Criminal Justice Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Criminal Justice Committee]]
+
{{Committee Assignments
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Financial Institutions Committee]]
+
|State =Wisconsin
* [[Judiciary and Ethics Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Judiciary and Ethics Committee]]
+
|year = 2009
* [[Audit Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature]]
+
|Chamber =State Assembly
 +
|Committee1 =Audit
 +
|Committee2 = Criminal Justice
 +
|Committee3 = Financial Institutions
 +
|Committee4 = Judiciary and Ethics
 +
|Committee5 = Audit
 +
|Joint5=Yes
 +
|Collapse=Yes
 +
}}
  
 
==Elections==   
 
==Elections==   
 
===2012===   
 
===2012===   
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''   
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''   
Kramer is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 97|District 97]]. Kramer ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14, 2012. [[Marga Krumins]] ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
+
Kramer won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 97|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.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
 +
{{Election box 2012
 +
|Collapse =
 +
|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97, General Election
 +
|party1 =Republican
 +
|party2 = Democratic
 +
|party3 =-
 +
|winner1 = Bill Kramer
 +
|Inc1 =Y
 +
|candidate2 =Marga Krumins
 +
|candidate3 =''Scattering''
 +
|votes1 = 18399
 +
|votes2 =10051
 +
|votes3 =31
 +
}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
Line 124: Line 172:
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
+
{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, Kramer received $48,556 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
+
|Name = Kramer
 +
|Full name = Bill Kramer
 +
|year = 2006
 +
|Editdate = June 7, 2013
 +
|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8629 ''followthemoney.org'', "Kramer, Bill," accessed June 7, 2013]</ref>
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|totalraised2012 = 68508
 +
|result2012 = Won
 +
|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97]]
 +
|totalraised2010 = 48556
 +
|result2010 = Won
 +
|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97]]
 +
|totalraised2008 = 76123
 +
|result2008 = Won
 +
|office2008 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2008|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97]]
 +
|totalraised2006 = 55312
 +
|result2006 = Won
 +
|office2006 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2006|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97]]
 +
}}
  
{{slp donor box 2010
+
===2012===
|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly
+
{{SLP donor box 2012
 +
|name = Kramer
 +
|full Name = Bill Kramer
 +
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143396
 +
|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
 +
|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $48,556
+
|total raised = 68,508
 +
|org1 = American Legislative Exchange Council
 +
|org2 = Madrigrano, Aldo J
 +
|org3 = Marshall, Coleen E
 +
|org4 = Marshall, John R
 +
|org5 = Taylor, Carol G
 +
|orgamount1 = 2402
 +
|orgamount2 = 750
 +
|orgamount3 = 650
 +
|orgamount4 = 650
 +
|orgamount5 = 625
 +
|}}
 +
 
 +
===2010===
 +
{{SLP donor box 2010
 +
|name = Kramer
 +
|full Name = Bill Kramer
 +
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131720
 +
|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
 +
|new = no
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 48,556
 
|org1 = Brostrom, Donna
 
|org1 = Brostrom, Donna
 
|org2 = Rehberg, Phillip J
 
|org2 = Rehberg, Phillip J
 
|org3 = Kolb, Walter L
 
|org3 = Kolb, Walter L
|org4 = Madrigano, Aldo
+
|org4 = Tarantino, James A
|org5 = Taylor, Carol
+
|org5 = Taylor, Don L
|orgdonor1 = $1,000
+
|orgamount1 = 1000
|orgdonor2 = $750
+
|orgamount2 = 750
|orgdonor3 = $550
+
|orgamount3 = 550
|orgdonor4 = $500
+
|orgamount4 = 500
|orgdonor5 = $500
+
|orgamount5 = 500
 
|}}
 
|}}
 +
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
The top 5 donors to Kramer's 2008 campaign were all individuals:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110191 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
+
{{SLP donor box 2008
{{legislative donor box}}
+
|name = Kramer
|-
+
|full Name = Bill Kramer
| Kramer, Bill
+
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110191
| align="right" | $1,500
+
|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
|-
+
|new = no
| Koscinski, Michael
+
|party = Republican
| align="right" | $625
+
|total raised = 76,123
|-
+
|org1 = Kramer, Bill
| Wellenstein, Robert  
+
|org2 = Koscinski, Michael
| align="right" | $500
+
|org3 = Villarreal, Anselmo
|-
+
|org4 = Bryant, Andrea
| Black, Gletha
+
|org5 = Wellenstein, Robert
| align="right" | $500  
+
|orgamount1 = 1500
|-
+
|orgamount2 = 625
| Collins, Brion
+
|orgamount3 = 600
| align="right" | $500
+
|orgamount4 = 500
 +
|orgamount5 = 500
 +
|}}
  
|}
+
===2006===
 +
{{SLP donor box 2006
 +
|name = Kramer
 +
|full Name = Bill Kramer
 +
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87543
 +
|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
 +
|new = yes
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 55,312
 +
|org1 = Kramer, William (Bill)
 +
|org2 = Kolb, Walter L
 +
|org3 = Wisconsin Energy Corp
 +
|org4 = Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors
 +
|org5 = At&T
 +
|orgamount1 = 17500
 +
|orgamount2 = 500
 +
|orgamount3 = 500
 +
|orgamount4 = 500
 +
|orgamount5 = 500
 +
|}}
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
Line 175: Line 289:
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=67078 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=67078 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=67078 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=67078 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110191 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87543 2006]
+
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143396 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131720 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110191 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87543 2006]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-104449.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-104449.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
 
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/76142/wisconsin-%28wi%29-state-assembly-member-bill-kramer-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Representative Kramer's Freedom Speaks profile]
 
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/76142/wisconsin-%28wi%29-state-assembly-member-bill-kramer-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Representative Kramer's Freedom Speaks profile]
Line 182: Line 296:
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 +
{{reflist|2}}
  
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = - | title = Wisconsin State Assembly District 97 | years = 2006–present | after = NA}}
+
{{succession box | before = - | title = Wisconsin State Assembly District 97 | years = 2007–present | after = NA}}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}
  
{{reflist|2}}
+
 
 
{{Wisconsin State Assembly}}
 
{{Wisconsin State Assembly}}
 
{{Wisconsin}}
 
{{Wisconsin}}
Line 199: Line 314:
 
[[Category:2010 incumbent]]
 
[[Category:2010 incumbent]]
 
[[Category:2010 winner]]  
 
[[Category:2010 winner]]  
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W|General=Y|Unopposed=|Unopposedboth=|Open=|Redistricting=|2Incs=}}
+
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W|General=W|Unopposedboth=|}}

Revision as of 14:29, 10 June 2013

Bill Kramer
Kramer bill.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 97
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker pro tempore, Wisconsin State Assembly
2013-present
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1987
J.D.Duke University School of Law, 1994
Personal
Birthday01/21/1965
Place of birthWaukesha, WI
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Assembly Organization
Financial Institutions
Rules
Joint Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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

2010

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

Comprehensive donor information for Kramer is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Kramer raised a total of $248,499 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[6]

Bill Kramer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97 Won $68,508
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97 Won $48,556
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97 Won $76,123
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97 Won $55,312
Grand Total Raised $248,499

2012

Kramer won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kramer raised a total of $68,508.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Kramer's campaign in 2012
American Legislative Exchange Council$2,402
Madrigrano, Aldo J$750
Marshall, Coleen E$650
Marshall, John R$650
Taylor, Carol G$625
Total Raised in 2012$68,508
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kramer won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kramer raised a total of $48,556.

2008

Kramer won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Kramer raised a total of $76,123.

2006

Kramer won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Kramer raised a total of $55,312.

Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Bill + Kramer + Wisconsin + Assembly"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
-
Wisconsin State Assembly District 97
2007–present
Succeeded by
NA