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|Status = Incumbent  
 
|Status = Incumbent  
 
|Tenure = 1991 - Present
 
|Tenure = 1991 - Present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 3, 2013]]
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|Term ends = January 5, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 1991
 
|Assumed office = 1991
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Republican
 
|Leadership =
 
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|Per diem = $88/day
 
|Per diem = $88/day
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = 1990
 
|First elected = 1990
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
 
|Prior office =
 
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|Profession = Small Business Owner
 
|Profession = Small Business Owner
 
|Religion =  
 
|Religion =  
|Office website = http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=55
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|Office website = http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=55
 
|Campaign website =
 
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|Personal website =
 
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{{tnr}}'''Dean Kaufert''' (b. May 23, 1957) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing the 55th District since 1991. He previously served as an Alderman for the City of Neenah from 1985-1991.
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{{tnr}}'''Dean Kaufert''' (b. May 23, 1957) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 55|District 55]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.
  
Kaufert is the owner of the Trophy and Awards Store. He is a member of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Neenah-Menasha Bowling Association, Neenah-Menasha Elks Club, Neenah-Menasha Noon Optimists, and the Winnebago County Republican Party.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3507 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Kaufert]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Kaufert is the owner of the Trophy and Awards Store. He previously served as an Alderman for the City of Neenah from 1985-1991.<ref name=PVS>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3507 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Biography," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kaufert 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 =Administrative Rules
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|Chair1=Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee3 = Small Business Development
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|Committee4 = Tourism
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|Chair4 = Chair
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|Committee5 = Transportation
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|Committee6 = Administrative Rules
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|Joint6 = Yes
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kaufert has been appointed to these committees:
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kaufert served on these committees:
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Financial Institutions Committee]]
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* [[Health Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Health Committee]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Joint Legislative Council Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature|Joint Committee on Legislative Council]]
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|State =Wisconsin
* [[Tourism, Recreation and State Properties Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Tourism, Recreation and State Properties Committee]], Chair
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Financial Institutions
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|Committee2 =Health
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|Committee3 =Joint Legislative Council
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|Joint3=Yes
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|Committee4 =Tourism, Recreation and State Properties
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|Chair4=Chair
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kaufert served on these committees:
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During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kaufert served on these committees:
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Financial Institutions Committee]]
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* [[Tourism, Recreation and State Properties Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Tourism, Recreation and State Properties Committee]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Joint Legislative Council Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature]]
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|State =Wisconsin
* Special Committee on Enhancing Recreational Trails for Non-Motorized Use
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|year = 2009
* Special Committee on Municipal Annexation
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Financial Institutions
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|Committee2 =Tourism, Recreation and State Properties  
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|Committee3 =Joint Legislative Council
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|Joint3=Yes
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation=== 
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Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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*AB-117 Budget process: withholding pay and expenses from legislators and certain state elected officials if not passed by August 1 of odd-numbered year; acceptance of political contributions by partisan elective state officials prohibited between certain dates, penalty provision;
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*AB-191 OWI conviction for 2nd or 3rd offense: expanding a pilot program that reduces period of imprisonment if violator completes probation that includes AODA treatment
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*AB-345 Guantanamo Bay Naval Base detention facility: Corr.Dept may not enter into an agreement or contract to imprison prisoners or detainees from unless they violated a Wisconsin law
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For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A55 House site].
  
 
==Elections==   
 
==Elections==   
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Kaufert 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 55|District 55]]. Kaufert is running against [[Jay Schroeder]] in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14, 2012. [[Jim Crail]] is running 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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Kaufert 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 55|District 55]]. Kaufert defeated [[Jay Schroeder]] in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Jim Crail]] (D) and [[Rich Martin]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall Partisan Primary, accessed May 5, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/fall-general ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55, General Election
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|party1 =Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =Libertarian
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|party4 =-
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|winner1 = Dean Kaufert
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 = Jim Crail
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|candidate3 = Rich Martin
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|candidate4 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 = 19142
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|votes2 =10202
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|votes3 =1016
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|votes4 = 48
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber= Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55
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|party=Republican
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|winner1 =Dean Kaufert
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Jay Schroeder
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|votes1 = 4612
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|votes2 = 2487
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}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Kaufert was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 55. He was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]] primary election and in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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Kaufert was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 55. He was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]], primary election and in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<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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| align="center" |'''99.3%'''
 
| align="center" |'''99.3%'''
 
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|}
 
==Sponsored legislation== 
 
Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
 
*AB-117 Budget process: withholding pay and expenses from legislators and certain state elected officials if not passed by August 1 of odd-numbered year; acceptance of political contributions by partisan elective state officials prohibited between certain dates, penalty provision;
 
*AB-191 OWI conviction for 2nd or 3rd offense: expanding a pilot program that reduces period of imprisonment if violator completes probation that includes AODA treatment
 
*AB-345 Guantanamo Bay Naval Base detention facility: Corr.Dept may not enter into an agreement or contract to imprison prisoners or detainees from unless they violated a Wisconsin law
 
 
For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A55 House site].
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, Kaufert received $10,601 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|Name = Kaufert
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|Full name = Dean Kaufert
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = June 6, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=348 ''followthemoney.org'', "Kaufert, Dean," accessed June 6, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 23944
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55]]
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|totalraised2010 = 10601
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55]]
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|totalraised2008 = 52125
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2008|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55]]
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|totalraised2006 = 57309
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2006|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55]]
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|totalraised2004 = 44828
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2004|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55]]
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|totalraised2002 = 13725
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2002|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55]]
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|totalraised2000 = 55799
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2000|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55]]
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|totalraised1998 = 19679
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55]]
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}}
  
{{slp donor box 2010
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===2012===
|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Kaufert
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|full Name = Dean Kaufert
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143386
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $10,601
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|total raised = 23,944
|org1 = Wisconsin Insurance Alliance
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|org1 = Lindemann, Faye
|org2 = Wisconsin Physician & Dentist Association
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|org2 = Spanbauer for Assembly
 
|org3 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 400
 
|org3 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 400
|org4 = Walters, Jeffrey
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|org4 = Wisconsin Physician & Dentist Association
|org5 = Wisconsin Credit Union League
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|org5 = Bittner, Lawrence
|orgdonor1 = $500
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|orgamount1 = 500
|orgdonor2 = $500
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|orgamount2 = 500
|orgdonor3 = $500
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|orgamount3 = 500
|orgdonor4 = $500
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|orgamount4 = 500
|orgdonor5 = $500
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|orgamount5 = 500
 
|}}
 
|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Kaufert
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|full Name = Dean Kaufert
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131659
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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 = 10,601
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|org1 = Walters, Jeffrey
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|org2 = Wisconsin Insurance Alliance
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|org3 = Wisconsin Credit Union League
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|org4 = Stein, Lisa M
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|org5 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 400
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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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===2008===
 
===2008===
The top 5 donors to Kaufert's 2008 campaign were all individuals:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110175 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Kaufert
|-
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|full Name = Dean Kaufert
| Sharp, Sherry
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110175
| align="right" | $1,000
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
|-
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|new = no
| Mitchell, Susan M  
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|party = Republican
| align="right" | $1,000
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|total raised = 52,125
|-
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|org1 = Sharp, Sherry
| Walton, Jim
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|org2 = Mitchell, Susan M
| align="right" | $1,000
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|org3 = Walton, Jim C
|-
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|org4 = Anderson, Travis
|  Anderson, Travis
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|org5 = Walton, Christy R
| align="right" | $1,000
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|orgamount1 = 1000
|-
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|orgamount2 = 1000
| Walton, Christy
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|orgamount3 = 1000
| align="right" | $1,000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
|}
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Kaufert
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|full Name = Dean Kaufert
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87536
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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 = 57,309
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|org1 = Sonnenburg, Robert
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|org2 = Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
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|org3 = Oneill, Thomas
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|org4 = Gasper Campaign Cmte
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|org5 = Centene Corp
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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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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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Kaufert
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|full Name = Dean Kaufert
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68238
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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 = 44,828
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|org1 = Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
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|org2 = Cape, Christopher C
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|org3 = Gerrard, M William
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|org4 = Davis, Jared A
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|org5 = Koch Industries
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 600
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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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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Kaufert
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|full Name = Dean Kaufert
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8521
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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 = 13,725
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|org1 = Wedell, Henri L
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|org2 = Davis, Jared A
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|org3 = Radtke, Tom
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|org4 = Fabrick, Jere C
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|org5 = Buntrock, Dean
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|orgamount1 = 750
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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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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
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|name = Kaufert
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|full Name = Dean Kaufert
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58711
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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 = 55,799
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|org1 = Aid Association for Lutherans
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|org2 = Verizon
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|org3 = Gerrard, M William
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|org4 = Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
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|org5 = Fisher, Patty
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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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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Kaufert
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|full Name = Dean Kaufert
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56748
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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 = 19,679
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|org1 = Wisconsin Realtors Association
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|org2 = Waste Management Employees Pac
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|org3 = Mccarren, J Reilly
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|org4 = Firstar Corp
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|org5 = Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association
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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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==Personal==
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Kaufert is a member of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Neenah-Menasha Bowling Association, Neenah-Menasha Elks Club, Neenah-Menasha Noon Optimists, and the Winnebago County Republican Party.<ref name=PVS/>
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==Recent news==
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{{submit a bio}}
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Dean + Kaufert + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Dean+Kaufert+Wisconsin+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Dean Kaufert News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly#Assembly standing committees |Wisconsin State Assembly Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Wisconsin Joint Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
*[http://www.kaufertforassembly.com/ Representative Kaufert's campaign]
 
*[http://www.kaufertforassembly.com/ Representative Kaufert's campaign]
*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=55 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Dean Kaufert]  
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=55 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Dean Kaufert]
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* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000379/dean-kaufert/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3507 Project Vote Smart biographical  profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3507 Project Vote Smart biographical  profile]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3507 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3507 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110175 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87536 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68238 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56748 1998]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143386 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131659 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110175 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87536 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68238 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8521 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58711 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56748 1998]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-102571.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-102571.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/75861/wisconsin-%28wi%29-state-assembly-member-dean-r-kaufert-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Representative Kaufert's Freedom Speaks profile]
 
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1469654979&ref=search Representative Kaufert's facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1469654979&ref=search Representative Kaufert's facebook]
*[http://www.wiseye.org/wisEye_programming/Directory/RepKaufert.html Representative Kaufert on Wisconsin Eye]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 15:50, 21 July 2014

Dean Kaufert
Kaufert Dean.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 55
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday05/23/1957
Place of birthOutagamie County, WI
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dean Kaufert (b. May 23, 1957) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Biography

Kaufert is the owner of the Trophy and Awards Store. He previously served as an Alderman for the City of Neenah from 1985-1991.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Rules, Vice Chair
Financial Institutions
Small Business Development
Tourism, Chair
Transportation
Administrative Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kaufert served on these committees:

Issues

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-117 Budget process: withholding pay and expenses from legislators and certain state elected officials if not passed by August 1 of odd-numbered year; acceptance of political contributions by partisan elective state officials prohibited between certain dates, penalty provision;
  • AB-191 OWI conviction for 2nd or 3rd offense: expanding a pilot program that reduces period of imprisonment if violator completes probation that includes AODA treatment
  • AB-345 Guantanamo Bay Naval Base detention facility: Corr.Dept may not enter into an agreement or contract to imprison prisoners or detainees from unless they violated a Wisconsin law

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Kaufert won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 55. Kaufert defeated Jay Schroeder in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Jim Crail (D) and Rich Martin (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Kaufert Incumbent 63% 19,142
     Democratic Jim Crail 33.6% 10,202
     Libertarian Rich Martin 3.3% 1,016
     - Scattering 0.2% 48
Total Votes 30,408
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Kaufert Incumbent 65% 4,612
Jay Schroeder 35% 2,487
Total Votes 7,099

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Kaufert was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 55. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean R. Kaufert (R) 3,822 99.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kaufert is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Kaufert raised a total of $278,010 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[5]

Dean Kaufert's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Won $23,944
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Won $10,601
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Won $52,125
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Won $57,309
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Won $44,828
2002 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Won $13,725
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Won $55,799
1998 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Won $19,679
Grand Total Raised $278,010

2012

Kaufert won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kaufert raised a total of $23,944.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dean Kaufert's campaign in 2012
Lindemann, Faye$500
Spanbauer for Assembly$500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 400$500
Wisconsin Physician & Dentist Association$500
Bittner, Lawrence$500
Total Raised in 2012$23,944
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kaufert won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kaufert raised a total of $10,601.

2008

Kaufert won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Kaufert raised a total of $52,125.

2006

Kaufert won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Kaufert raised a total of $57,309.

2004

Kaufert won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Kaufert raised a total of $44,828.

2002

Kaufert won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Kaufert raised a total of $13,725.

2000

Kaufert won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Kaufert raised a total of $55,799.

1998

Kaufert won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Kaufert raised a total of $19,679.

Personal

Kaufert is a member of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Neenah-Menasha Bowling Association, Neenah-Menasha Elks Club, Neenah-Menasha Noon Optimists, and the Winnebago County Republican Party.[1]

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 55
1990–present
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