|Wisconsin State Assembly District 83|
|2011 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||May 3, 2011|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Craig is a native of southeastern Wisconsin and previously worked as a congressional aide to Rep. Paul Ryan.
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|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Craig served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary and Ethics|
|• Financial Institutions|
On his 2011 campaign site, Craig details 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."
- 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.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Dave Craig Incumbent||69.7%||23,034|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Craig and his wife, Amy, have four children.
- WKBT "3 Wis. lawmakers bid adieu to take jobs with gov", January 3, 2011
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Governor Orders Special Elections for Three Assembly Seats," February 23, 2011
- The Journal Times, "Two candidates running for Rep. Gunderson’s seat - May 3 election," March 29, 2011
- Daily Journal, "Republican Craig defeats Brownlow for Assembly seat in southeast Wisconsin district," May 03, 2011
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