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Chris Kapenga
Chris Kapenga.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 99
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2013
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
Bachelor'sCalvin College, 1994
Office website
Chris Kapenga is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 99 since 2013. He represented District 33 from 2011 to 2013.

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


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Constitution and Ethics, Co-Chair


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


Presidential preference


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

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




See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Kapenga won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 99. Kapenga ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Thomas Hibbard (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Kapenga Incumbent 76.3% 26,314
     Democratic Thomas Hibbard 23.7% 8,166
     - Scattering 0% 15
Total Votes 34,495


See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Kapenga ran in the special election for state Senate District 33. Rich Zipperer (R) resigned the seat to join Gov. Scott Walker's cabinet. Kapenga faced fellow state Rep. Paul Farrow (R) in the Republican primary on November 6.[5][6] Kapenga conceded the November 6 Republican primary race to Farrow.[7]


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. [8]

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. [9]

Campaign donors

In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan Assembly candidates.[10]


In 2010, when Kapenga first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $83,316 in donations.[11]

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


Kapenga is married.

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Preceded by
Don Pridemore (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 99
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 33
Succeeded by
Stephen Nass (R)