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|Tenure = 2011 - Present
 
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|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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|First elected = [[State legislative special elections, 2011#May 3, 2011|May 3, 2011]]
 
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{{tnr}}'''Dave Craig''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 83. Craig was elected in 2011 in the [[State legislative special elections, 2011#May 3, 2011|May 3 special election]]. He filled the vacancy created when [[Scott Gunderson]] (R) resigned to serve as the executive assistant at the Department of Natural Resources.<ref name="WKBT">[http://www.wkbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13775985 ''WKBT'' "3 Wis. lawmakers bid adieu to take jobs with gov", January 3, 2011]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''David Craig''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 83. Craig was elected in 2011 in the [[State legislative special elections, 2011#May 3, 2011|May 3 special election]]. He filled the vacancy created when [[Scott Gunderson]] (R) resigned to serve as the executive assistant at the Department of Natural Resources.<ref name="WKBT">[http://www.wkbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13775985 ''WKBT'' "3 Wis. lawmakers bid adieu to take jobs with gov", January 3, 2011]</ref>
  
Craig is a native of southeastern Wisconsin and previously worked as a congressional aide to Rep. Paul Ryan.
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Craig is a native of southeastern Wisconsin and previously worked as a congressional aide to Rep. [[Paul Ryan]].
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Craig served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year =2013
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Campaigns and Elections
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|Committee2 =Family Law
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|Committee3 = Financial Institutions
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|Chair3 = Chair
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|Committee4 = Government Operations and State Licensing
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|Chair4 = Vice-chair
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|Committee5 = Insurance
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|Committee6 = Judiciary
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Craig has been appointed to these committees:
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Craig served on these committees:
* [[Judiciary and Ethics Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Judiciary and Ethics Committee]]
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* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Financial Institutions Committee]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Insurance Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Insurance Committee]]
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Judiciary and Ethics
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|Committee2 =Financial Institutions
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|Committee3 =Insurance
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
  
 
==Campaign themes==
 
==Campaign themes==
  
On his [http://www.votedavecraig.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=62 2011 campaign site,] Craig details his policy platform:
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On his [http://www.votedavecraig.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=62 2011 campaign site,] Craig detailed his policy platform:
  
 
*'''Governing Philosophy:''' "I believe that that government is best which governs least.  I believe that taxing of one’s income and regulation of one’s actions are inherently restrictive to liberty."
 
*'''Governing Philosophy:''' "I believe that that government is best which governs least.  I believe that taxing of one’s income and regulation of one’s actions are inherently restrictive to liberty."
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*'''Life:''' "I believe that life begins at conception.  I oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide.  While the state should intervene as little as possible in peoples’ lives, I believe the state has an inherent role in promoting a civil society that respects life at all stages."
 
*'''Life:''' "I believe that life begins at conception.  I oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide.  While the state should intervene as little as possible in peoples’ lives, I believe the state has an inherent role in promoting a civil society that respects life at all stages."
  
*'''Marriage:''' "I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am opposed to any legislation allowing for same sex marriages or civil unions."
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*'''Marriage:''' "I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am opposed to any legislation allowing for same sex marriages or civil unions."
  
*'''Taxes:''' "Our state tax code is beginning to rival the federal tax code in complexity. I believe we need to overhaul our current tax code and replace it with a simplified system.  I would look at all possible reforms, including REPLACING our current progressive tax code with a consumption tax or flat tax."
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*'''Taxes:''' "Our state tax code is beginning to rival the federal tax code in complexity. I believe we need to overhaul our current tax code and replace it with a simplified system.  I would look at all possible reforms, including REPLACING our current progressive tax code with a consumption tax or flat tax."
  
 
*'''Health Care Reform:''' "I support state action challenging the Constitutionality of the new federal health care mandate."
 
*'''Health Care Reform:''' "I support state action challenging the Constitutionality of the new federal health care mandate."
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''   
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''   
  
Craig is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 83|District 83]]. Craig ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14, 2012. [[James Brownlow]] ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary. The general election takes place 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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Craig 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 83|District 83]]. Craig ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[James Brownlow]] (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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{{Election box 2012
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83, General Election
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|party1 =Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =-
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|winner1 = Dave Craig
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 = James Brownlow
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|candidate3 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 = 23034
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|votes2 =9967
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|votes3 =23
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}}
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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Craig defeated [[James Brownlow]] (D) in the special election on May 3, 2011.<ref name="WGAB">[http://gab.wi.gov/node/1611 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Governor Orders Special Elections for Three Assembly Seats," February 23, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_484c056a-59f7-11e0-8ad1-001cc4c03286.html ''The Journal Times,'' "Two candidates running for Rep. Gunderson’s seat - May 3 election," March 29, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/d0d3344517934ffb90f4a50c42066627/WI--Wisconsin-Special-Elections-District-83/ ''Daily Journal,'' "Republican Craig defeats Brownlow for Assembly seat in southeast Wisconsin district," May 03, 2011]</ref>
 
Craig defeated [[James Brownlow]] (D) in the special election on May 3, 2011.<ref name="WGAB">[http://gab.wi.gov/node/1611 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Governor Orders Special Elections for Three Assembly Seats," February 23, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_484c056a-59f7-11e0-8ad1-001cc4c03286.html ''The Journal Times,'' "Two candidates running for Rep. Gunderson’s seat - May 3 election," March 29, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/d0d3344517934ffb90f4a50c42066627/WI--Wisconsin-Special-Elections-District-83/ ''Daily Journal,'' "Republican Craig defeats Brownlow for Assembly seat in southeast Wisconsin district," May 03, 2011]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Craig
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|Full name = Dave Craig
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|year = 2011
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|Editdate = June 7, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=352582 ''followthemoney.org'', "Craig, Dave," accessed June 7, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 38133
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83]]
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|totalraised2011 = 38040
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[State legislative special elections, 2011|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Craig
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|full Name = Dave Craig
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143370
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 38,133
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|org1 = Poulsen, James D
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|org2 = Kolb, Walter L
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|org3 = Fenske, Christine
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|org4 = Olson, James
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|org5 = Huss, Gary D
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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===2011===
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{{SLP donor box 2011
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|name = Craig
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|full Name = Dave Craig
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134478
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 38,040
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|org1 = Masters, Joseph
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|org2 = 1St District Republican Party of Wisconsin
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|org3 = Kolb, Walter L
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|org4 = Schroeder, Alan E
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|org5 = Masters, Judith
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|orgamount1 = 800
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|orgamount2 = 800
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|orgamount3 = 750
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|orgamount4 = 750
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|orgamount5 = 750
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|}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.votedavecraig.com/ Dave Craig campaign homepage]
 
*[http://www.votedavecraig.com/ Dave Craig campaign homepage]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craig-for-Assembly/190883724274572?sk=info Dave Craig Facebook page]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craig-for-Assembly/190883724274572?sk=info Dave Craig Facebook page]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143370 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134478 2011]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 15:26, 10 June 2013

Dave Craig
Dave Craig.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 83
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 3, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionCongressional aide
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Craig is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 83. Craig was elected in 2011 in the May 3 special election. He filled the vacancy created when Scott Gunderson (R) resigned to serve as the executive assistant at the Department of Natural Resources.[1]

Craig is a native of southeastern Wisconsin and previously worked as a congressional aide to Rep. Paul Ryan.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Campaigns and Elections
Family Law
Financial Institutions, Chair
Government Operations and State Licensing, Vice-chair
Insurance
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

Campaign themes

On his 2011 campaign site, Craig detailed his policy platform:

  • Governing Philosophy: "I believe that that government is best which governs least. I believe that taxing of one’s income and regulation of one’s actions are inherently restrictive to liberty."
  • State Budget Reform: "I believe our state government is too big. Every household in Wisconsin has had to adjust it’s budget during these hard economic times. Our state government should be no different. I oppose raising taxes, fees or raiding segregated funds to fill our budget deficit. We need to implement massive spending cuts immediately and put our government on a spending diet that respects our individual liberties and our businesses. I PLEDGE TO OPPOSE ANY BUDGET THAT RAISES TAXES."
  • Life: "I believe that life begins at conception. I oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide. While the state should intervene as little as possible in peoples’ lives, I believe the state has an inherent role in promoting a civil society that respects life at all stages."
  • Marriage: "I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am opposed to any legislation allowing for same sex marriages or civil unions."
  • Taxes: "Our state tax code is beginning to rival the federal tax code in complexity. I believe we need to overhaul our current tax code and replace it with a simplified system. I would look at all possible reforms, including REPLACING our current progressive tax code with a consumption tax or flat tax."
  • Health Care Reform: "I support state action challenging the Constitutionality of the new federal health care mandate."
  • Education: "We must reduce the tax and regulatory burden on families, allowing for more opportunity for involvement in the education of their children. I support parental choice in education, including the use of vouchers."
  • Energy: "I support lifting the moratorium limiting nuclear energy production. I oppose all efforts to institute a statewide cap and trade system, or any other taxing system that penalizes carbon dioxide production."
  • Tort Reform: "Our system has been abused time and time again in awarding massive non-economic damage awards to plaintiffs. This practice stifles business, bogs down the courts and tramples individual liberties. For these reasons, I support legislation capping non-economic damages."
  • 2nd Amendment: "I believe this vision includes the right to carry arms, be it openly or concealed. I further believe that the legislature should approve “Castle Doctrine” legislation."

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Craig won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 83. Craig ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated James Brownlow (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Craig Incumbent 69.7% 23,034
     Democratic James Brownlow 30.2% 9,967
     - Scattering 0.1% 23
Total Votes 33,024

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Craig defeated James Brownlow (D) in the special election on May 3, 2011.[3][4][5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Craig is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Craig raised a total of $76,173 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[6]

Dave Craig's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83 Won $38,133
2011 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83 Won $38,040
Grand Total Raised $76,173

2012

Craig won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $38,133.

2011

Craig won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $38,040.

Personal

Craig and his wife, Amy, have four children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Gunderson
Wisconsin State Assembly District 83
2011–present
Succeeded by
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