Daniel Riemer

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Daniel Riemer
Daniel Riemer (Wisconsin).jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 7
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolRufus King High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Chicago
J.D.University of Wisconsin (currently enrolled)
Place of birthMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Office website
Campaign website
Daniel Riemer is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
International Trade and Commerce
Ways and Means


Campaign themes


Riemer's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Expand the Transitional Jobs Program. For two years, Wisconsin has run a successful Transitional Jobs Demonstration Project that has provided thousands of unemployed workers with transitional employment while they pursue permanent careers. The state has failed to find continued funding for this program and it will end soon. It is essential to save and strengthen this program."


  • Excerpt: "To begin with, we need to restore fairness to the school aid formula. Educating the children of Milwaukee, West Allis, West Milwaukee and Greenfield is just as important as educating those who live in wealthier suburbs. What we spend to educate the K-12 students of the 7th Assembly District should not be less than the amount spent to educate similar groups of students anywhere else in Wisconsin. I will fight for an equitable formula for school aid so that all of our children can receive a first-class education, no matter what school a student attends."


  • Excerpt: "That's why I support getting rid of tax loopholes for special interests. To ease the tax burden on the middle class and small business, the wealthy and big corporations should pay their fair share."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Allow BadgerCare to cover everyone up to 133% of the poverty line."


Riemer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Job creation
  • Education
  • Taxes
  • Healthcare



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. Incumbent Daniel Riemer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Scott Espeseth was unopposed in the Republican primary. Riemer and Espeseth faced off in the general election.[3][4] Incumbent Riemer defeated Espeseth in the general election, and was re-elected to another term.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Riemer Incumbent 55.7% 11,065
     Republican Scott Espeseth 44.3% 8,800
Total Votes 19,865


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Riemer won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 7. He defeated incumbent Peggy Krusick (D) in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Riemer 85.4% 16,664
     Democratic Peggy Krusick (Write-In) 12.8% 2,499
     Independent Tiffany Lee Koehler (Write-In) 0% 2
     - Scattering 1.8% 359
Total Votes 19,524
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Riemer 66.9% 1,908
Peggy Krusick Incumbent 33.1% 944
Total Votes 2,852

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Riemer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Riemer raised a total of $30,689 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[7]

Daniel Riemer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 7 Won $30,689
Grand Total Raised $30,689


Riemer won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Riemer raised a total of $30,689.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Daniel Riemer's campaign in 2012
Wisconsin Afscme$500
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin$500
Wisconsin Federation of Teachers$500
Utset, Manuel$500
Federation Of Teachers Local 212$500
Total Raised in 2012$30,689
Source:Follow the Money



In 2012, Riemer’s endorsements included the following:[8]

  • AFT local
  • AFT Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Progress
  • SEIU
  • Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals


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Political offices
Preceded by
Margaret Krusick (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District
Succeeded by