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Bill Kramer
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Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Wisconsin State Assembly
September 4, 2013 - present
Speaker Pro Tempore, Wisconsin State Assembly
2013
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
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1965
Place of birthWaukesha, Wisconsin
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Kramer (b. January 21, 1965) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. First elected to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore in the 2013 legislative session, he began serving as Majority Leader after being elected to the position on September 4, 2013, the day of former leader Scott Suder's resignation.[1][2]

Biography

Kramer was born and raised in Waukesha. He attended St. Mary's Grade School and Waukesha South High School. Kramer received his accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, graduating magna cum laude with BBA in accounting in 1987. After passing the CPA exam, he worked as an accountant for four years. Kramer attended Duke University School of Law, graduating with his law degree and passing the North Carolina Bar exam in 1994. Kramer 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.[3]

Kramer served his three terms as a Waukesha County Supervisor representing the south side of Waukesha from 1994 to 2006.[4].

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:

Issues

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.

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.[5]

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. [6]

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%

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.[7]

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.

Personal

While in high school Kramer was a member of the National Honor Society, played football, ran track and was on the debate team. In college, he was an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary accounting fraternity, and graduated magna cum laude with BBA in accounting in 1987.

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