Chad Weininger

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Chad Weininger
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 4
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
Master'sCardinal Stritch University, 2004
Date of birth02/07/1972
Office website
Chad Weininger (b. 1972) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Weininger holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University and a BBA in Business Administration & Political Science from St. Norbert College.

Weininger is a former city clerk for Green Bay. He has served as Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Green Bay and as Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director for Congressman Mark Green, and worked on the Wisconsin State Legislative Staff of Senator Robert Cowles. Weininger previously was a Foreign Service Specialist for the U.S. State Department in Tanzania, Africa.[1]

Committee assignments

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Campaigns and Elections
Energy and Utilities
Financial Institutions
Insurance, Vice-chair
International Trade and Commerce, Chair
Urban Education
Information Policy and Technology


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


Campaign themes


Weininger's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • "Control spending - To help government to spend less, he will:
* "Fight for a constitutional amendment that puts limits on government spending.
* Support setting aside any additional revenue in a rainy day fund or for tax relief.
* Never vote for a budget that increases the state’s structural deficit."
  • Create jobs - In order to reduce Red Tape to grow our economy, Weininger says he will:
  • "Oppose costly job killing mandates for small businesses and families.
  • Support legal reforms to reduce the frivolous lawsuits that drive up costs for consumers and harm job creation.
  • Require deadlines for the government permitting process so that government inaction doesn’t slow job creation."
  • Cut taxes - In order to lower taxes, Weininger will:
  • "Support property tax relief.
  • Eliminate taxes on pensions for seniors.
  • Create a sales tax holiday for back-to-school items to help Wisconsin’s parents and students."

His campaign slogan is "Putting People before Politics." He pledges to "Defend our values" by supporting:

  • Second Amendment and hunting rights.
  • Respect all human life as a gift that deserves protection – both born and unborn.
  • Protection of the integrity of our democracy by requiring a photo ID for voting.



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Weininger won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 4. Weininger ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated Michael Malcheski (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Michael J. Malcheski 44.3% 12,770
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Weininger Incumbent 55.6% 16,029
     - Scattering 0.1% 40
Total Votes 28,839


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Weininger defeated Democrat Sam Dunlop and Independent Brad Sauer in the November 2 general election. Weininger was unopposed in the primary election.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chad Weininger (R) 12,476
Sam Dunlop (D) 8,361
Brad Sauer (I) 838
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chad Weininger (R) 5,035 99.74%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Weininger is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Weininger raised a total of $123,280 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[5]

Chad Weininger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 4 Won $64,862
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 4 Won $58,418
Grand Total Raised $123,280


Weininger won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Weininger raised a total of $64,862.


Weininger won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Weininger raised a total of $58,418.


Weininger is married.

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Preceded by
Phil Montgomery
Wisconsin State Assembly District 4
Succeeded by