|Wisconsin State Assembly District 33|
|2011 - Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Calvin College, 1994|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kapenga has been appointed to these committees:
- Insurance Committee
- Jobs, the Economy and Small Business Committee
- Labor and Workforce Development Committee, Vice Chair
- Ways and Means Committee
- 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.
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. Kapenga conceded the November 6 Republican primary race to Farrow.
- 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. 
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 33 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Brian Dorow (R)||4,541||34.47%|
|Joe Deklotz (R)||2,646||20.09%|
|Steve Ksobiech (R)||734||5.57%|
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. 
In 2010, when Kapenga first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $83,316 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|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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- Chris Kapenga on the Wisconsin State Assembly website
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Kapenga on Facebook
- Kapenga's on Twitter
- Kapenga on LinkedIn
- Campaign website biography
- Project Vote Smart, "Assembly member Chris Kapenga biography," May 26, 2011
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Wisconsin Endorsements," March 26, 2012
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kapenga joins Farrow in race to replace Zipperer," July 26, 2012
- Sussex Sun, "Absentee ballot confusion in Senate primary," October 2, 2012
- Waukesha Patch, "Kapenga Concedes to Farrow in 33rd Senate District," November 7, 2012
- Official GAB primary results
- Campaign website
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money.org, Chris Kapenga candidate summary, Retrieved June 22, 2011
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