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|Name = Chris Kapenga
 
|Name = Chris Kapenga
 
|Profile picture = Chris Kapenga.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Chris Kapenga.jpg
|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly District 99
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|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 99
 
|Status = Incumbent  
 
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|Tenure = 2011 - Present
 
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|Per diem = $88/day
 
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|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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|First elected = 2010
 
|First elected = 2010
 
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
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|Office website = http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=99
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|Office website = http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/legislators/assembly/1026
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{{tnr}}'''Chris Kapenga''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 99|District 99]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
 
{{tnr}}'''Chris Kapenga''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 99|District 99]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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*Economy and jobs - "Our economy runs on businesses, not government."
 
*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."
 
*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. "
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*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."
 
*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."
 
*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."
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 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.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
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Kapenga ran unopposed in the November 2 general election. Kapenga defeated Republicans Joe Deklotz, Brian Dorow, and Steve Ksobiech in the primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
{{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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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/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>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Kapenga is married.
 
Kapenga is married.
  
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==Scorecards==
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{{Wisconsin legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=99 Chris Kapenga on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]
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*[http://www.chriskapenga.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/kapenga/Pages/default.aspx Rep. Chris Kapenga personal website]
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*[http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/legislators/assembly/1026 Chris Kapenga on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]  
 
* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000462/chris-kapenga/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000462/chris-kapenga/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[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]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/127114/chris-kapenga#.VE_qnNZaTb8 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Representative-Chris-Kapenga/372828862848237?fref=ts Rep. Chris Kapenga on Facebook]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/chris.kapenga?ref=search&sid=100000508082287.3297041072..1 Chris Kapenga on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/chriskapenga Chris Kapenga on Twitter]
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*[https://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-kapenga/12/64/756 Chris Kapenga on LinkedIn]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152966 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131625 2010]
 
*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://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000508082287&ref=search&sid=100000508082287.3297041072..1 Kapenga on Facebook]
 
*[http://twitter.com/chriskapenga Kapenga's on Twitter]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-kapenga/12/64/756 Kapenga on LinkedIn]
 
  
 
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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 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCalvin College, 1994
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chris Kapenga is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 99. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Kapenga earned a B.S. in accountancy from Calvin College and is a CPA. 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

Campaign themes

2012

Kapenga's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • 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.

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Alice Jensen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Chris Kapenga was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jensen and Kapenga faced off in the general election.[3][4] Incumbent Kapenga defeated Jensen in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[5]


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.[6][7]

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.[8][9] Kapenga conceded the November 6 Republican primary race to Farrow.[10]

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Kapenga ran unopposed in the November 2 general election. Kapenga defeated Republicans Joe Deklotz, Brian Dorow, and Steve Ksobiech in the primary election.[11]

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 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.[12]

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.

Endorsements

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. [13]

Personal

Kapenga is married.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Wisconsin

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Wisconsin scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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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)