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|Name = Chris Kapenga
political position  =[[Wisconsin State Assembly|Wisconsin State Assembly District 33]]|
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|Profile picture = Chris Kapenga.jpg
incumbency          = Representative |
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|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly District 99
assumed office     = 2011 |
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|Tenure = 2011 - Present
political party    = [[Republican]]|
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|Assumed office = 2011
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{{tnr}}'''Chris Kapenga''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 99 since 2013. He represented District 33 from 2011 to 2013.
  
}}{{tnr}}'''Chris Kapenga''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010#District 33|District 33]].
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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.<ref>[http://www.chriskapenga.com/index-1.html Campaign website biography]</ref><ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127114 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Assembly member Chris Kapenga biography," May 26, 2011]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kapenga served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year =2013
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Constitution and Ethics
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|Chair1=Co-Chair
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|Committee2 = Financial Institutions
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|Chair2 = Vice-chair
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|Committee3 = Health
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|Committee4 = Jobs, Economy and Mining
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|Committee5 = Labor
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===2011-2012===
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kapenga served on these committees:
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Insurance
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|Committee2 =Jobs, the Economy and Small Business
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|Committee3 =Labor and Workforce Development
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|Committee4 =Ways and Means
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/03/mitt-romney-announces-wisconsin-endorsements ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Wisconsin Endorsements," March 26, 2012]</ref>
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==Elections== 
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===2012=== 
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====Regular====
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]'' 
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Kapenga 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 99|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.<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>
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|winner1 = Chris Kapenga
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 =Thomas Hibbard
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|candidate3 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 = 26314
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|votes2 =8166
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|votes3 =15
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Chris is owner and president of Integrated Time Systems. He is a CPA. His past work experience is with Arthur Andersen and General Electric.<ref>[http://www.chriskapenga.com/index-1.html Campaign website biography]</ref>
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====Special====
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:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2012]]''  
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Kapenga ran in the special election for [[Wisconsin State Senate|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.<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> Kapenga conceded the November 6 Republican primary race to Farrow.<ref>[http://waukesha.patch.com/articles/kapenga-concedes-to-farrow-in-33rd-senate-district ''Waukesha Patch,'' "Kapenga Concedes to Farrow in 33rd Senate District," November 7, 2012]</ref>
  
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*Abortion - Kapenga is pro-life.  <ref>[http://www.chriskapenga.com/index-2.html Campaign website]</ref>
 
*Abortion - Kapenga is pro-life.  <ref>[http://www.chriskapenga.com/index-2.html Campaign website]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Kapenga
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|Full name = Chris Kapenga
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = June 7, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=147142 ''followthemoney.org'', "Kapenga, Chris," accessed June 7, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 142888
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 99]] / [[State legislative special elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Senate, District 33]]*
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|totalraised2010 = 83316
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 33]]
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|Note = ''*In 2012 Kapenga raised $139,313 for his Assembly seat, which he won, and $3,575 for a State Senate special election, which he lost.''
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===2012===
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====General election====
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|name = Kapenga
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|total raised = 139,313
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|org1 = Kapenga, Chris
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|org2 = Bryant, Anthony W
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|org4 = Nicholas, Ab
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Kapenga
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|full Name = Chris Kapenga
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|office= Wisconsin State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 3,575
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|org1 = Garza, Peter
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|org2 = Stanford, Matthew
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|org3 = Krueger, Mark
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|org4 = Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association
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|org5 = Hart, Ted
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 325
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|orgamount3 = 250
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Kapenga
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|full Name = Chris Kapenga
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 83,316
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|org1 = Kapenga, Chris
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|org2 = Wolfberg, Daniel
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|org3 = Nichols, David
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|org4 = Holton, Gerard P
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|org5 = Andaloro, Justin
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|orgamount1 = 54028
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|orgamount2 = 500
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==Personal==
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Kapenga is married.
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/W3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=33 Chris Kapenga on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127114 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127114 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.chriskapenga.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://www.chriskapenga.com/ Campaign website]
* [http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000508082287&ref=search&sid=100000508082287.3297041072..1 Kapenga's Facebook]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152966 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131625 2010]
* [http://twitter.com/chriskapenga Kapenga's Twitter account]
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* [http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000508082287&ref=search&sid=100000508082287.3297041072..1 Kapenga on Facebook]
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* [http://twitter.com/chriskapenga Kapenga's on Twitter]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-kapenga/12/64/756 Kapenga on LinkedIn]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-kapenga/12/64/756 Kapenga on LinkedIn]
* [http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results List of candidates certified for the November 2, 2010 general election in Wisconsin]
 
  
 
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Chris Kapenga
Chris Kapenga.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 99
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sCalvin College, 1994
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Constitution and Ethics, Co-Chair
Financial Institutions, Vice-chair
Health
Jobs, Economy and Mining
Labor

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kapenga served on 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 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

Special

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]

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. [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

Comprehensive donor information for Kapenga is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kapenga raised a total of $226,204 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[10]

Chris Kapenga's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 99 / Wisconsin State Senate, District 33* Won $142,888
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 33 Won $83,316
Grand Total Raised $226,204
*In 2012 Kapenga raised $139,313 for his Assembly seat, which he won, and $3,575 for a State Senate special election, which he lost.

2012

General election

Kapenga won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kapenga raised a total of $139,313.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Kapenga's campaign in 2012
Kapenga, Chris$
Bryant, Anthony W$
Michels, Barbara A$
Nicholas, Ab$
Kraut, Steve$
Total Raised in 2012$139,313
Source:Follow the Money

Special election

Kapenga lost the election for the Wisconsin State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kapenga raised a total of $3,575.
Wisconsin State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Kapenga's campaign in 2012
Garza, Peter$500
Stanford, Matthew$325
Krueger, Mark$250
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association$250
Hart, Ted$250
Total Raised in 2012$3,575
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kapenga won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kapenga raised a total of $83,316.

Personal

Kapenga is married.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Pridemore (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 99
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 33
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Stephen Nass (R)