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Kapenga announced he plans to run in the special election for [[Wisconsin State Senate|state Senate]] District 33. [[Rich Zipperer]]'s (R) resigned the seat to join Gov. [[Scott Walker]]'s cabinet. Fellow state Rep. [[Paul Farrow]] (R) has also announced he will run for the seat. The primary will take place on November 6 with the general election on December 4.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/163881236.html#!page=1&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,'' "Kapenga joins Farrow in race to replace Zipperer," July 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.livinglakecountry.com/sussexsun/news/absentee-ballot-confusion-in-senate-primary-am71kco-172308941.html ''Sussex Sun,'' "Absentee ballot confusion in Senate primary," October 2, 2012]</ref>
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Kapenga is running in the special election for [[Wisconsin State Senate|state Senate]] District 33. [[Rich Zipperer]]'s (R) resigned the seat to join Gov. [[Scott Walker]]'s cabinet. Kapenga will face fellow state Rep. [[Paul Farrow]] (R) in the Republican primary on November 6. No Democrats filed for the seat, thus the winner of the primary is all but guaranteed to win the general election on December 4.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/163881236.html#!page=1&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,'' "Kapenga joins Farrow in race to replace Zipperer," July 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.livinglakecountry.com/sussexsun/news/absentee-ballot-confusion-in-senate-primary-am71kco-172308941.html ''Sussex Sun,'' "Absentee ballot confusion in Senate primary," October 2, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Chris Kapenga
Chris Kapenga.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 33
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCalvin College, 1994
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Chris Kapenga is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, District 33. He was first elected in 2010.

Chris is a CPA, having earned a BS in accountancy from Calvin College. Before assuming office, he was the owner and president of Integrated Time Systems.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kapenga has been appointed to these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Chris Kapenga endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

Regular

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Kapenga is running in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 99. Kapenga ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. Thomas Hibbard ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Special

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Kapenga is running in the special election for state Senate District 33. Rich Zipperer's (R) resigned the seat to join Gov. Scott Walker's cabinet. Kapenga will face fellow state Rep. Paul Farrow (R) in the Republican primary on November 6. No Democrats filed for the seat, thus the winner of the primary is all but guaranteed to win the general election on December 4.[5][6]

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Kapenga was unopposed in the November 2 general election. Kapenga defeated Republicans Joe Deklotz, Brian Dorow, and Steve Ksobiech in the primary election. [7]


Wisconsin State Assembly, District 33 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Kapenga(R) 5,253 39.87%
Brian Dorow (R) 4,541 34.47%
Joe Deklotz (R) 2,646 20.09%
Steve Ksobiech (R) 734 5.57%

Campaign themes

Kapenga lists his themes about the following issues:

  • Economy and jobs - "Our economy runs on businesses, not government."
  • Taxes - He proposes "to bring more accountability into place and stop the extreme spending habits of the liberal democrats in power."
  • Welfare - Will work to refine the definition of "the poor" while supporting the "moral obligation" "...to ensure that those in society who are unable to care for themselves are cared for. "
  • Immigration - Supports government assurances to "provide a reasonable process of review in a timely manner." for applicants for citizenship."
  • Role of Government - Kapenga believes that "n.o law should be passed that goes beyond the defined scope, with the exception of a passed amendment taking place that changes the scope."
  • Education - "The key to quality education is solid teachers, involved parents, and local decision making."
  • Environment - He believes in protecting the clean water of the Great Lakes and "in programs such as increased use of nuclear power plants, which would decrease pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels."
  • Religion -"Exercise of this freedom must be upheld, and only when religion conflicts with the well-being of society should government step in."
  • Abortion - Kapenga is pro-life. [8]

Campaign donors

In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan Assembly candidates.[9]

2010

In 2010, when Kapenga first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $83,316 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Chris Kapenga $54,028
General Electric $500
Wisconsin Republican Party $500
Wisconsin Institute of CPAs $500
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance $500
Wisconsin Energy Corporation $500
Wisconsin Health & Hospital Association $500
Tavern League of Wisconsin $500
Wisconsin Realtors Association $500
11 individual donors $500 each

Personal

Kapenga is married.

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