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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
A businessman by trade, Tauchen currently serves as Director of Badger AgVest, LLC.  He formerly served as Director of M&I Bank–Shawano, and was a founding board member of Cooperative Resources International.<Ref>[http://www.garytauchen.com/html/garysbio.html Gary Tauchen ''Gary's Bio'']</ref>
 
A businessman by trade, Tauchen currently serves as Director of Badger AgVest, LLC.  He formerly served as Director of M&I Bank–Shawano, and was a founding board member of Cooperative Resources International.<Ref>[http://www.garytauchen.com/html/garysbio.html Gary Tauchen ''Gary's Bio'']</ref>
 
Tauchen is a member of a number of community organizations, including the Dairy Business Association, Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce, [[sunshinereview:Shawano County, Wisconsin|Shawano County]] Dairy Herd Improvement Association,  Shawano County Republican Party, and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68532 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Tauchen]</ref>
 
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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*Capital Punishment - "I believe capital punishment is an appropriate penalty for the most heinous of crimes when there is DNA evidence to support a conviction."
 
*Capital Punishment - "I believe capital punishment is an appropriate penalty for the most heinous of crimes when there is DNA evidence to support a conviction."
 
*Definition of Marriage - "I support the traditional definition of marriage. I believe that only a marriage between a man and a woman should be valid and recognized as a marriage in this state."
 
*Definition of Marriage - "I support the traditional definition of marriage. I believe that only a marriage between a man and a woman should be valid and recognized as a marriage in this state."
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/03/mitt-romney-announces-wisconsin-endorsements ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Wisconsin Endorsements," March 26, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
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Tauchen was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 6.  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]].
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Tauchen was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 6.  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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==Personal==
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Tauchen is a member of a number of community organizations, including the Dairy Business Association, Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce, [[Shawano County, Wisconsin|Shawano County]] Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Shawano County Republican Party, and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68532 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Tauchen]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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Gary Tauchen
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 6
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, River Falls, 1976
Personal
Birthday11/23/1953
Place of birthRice Lake, WI
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gary Tauchen is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He previously served as Minority Caucus Secretary.

Biography

A businessman by trade, Tauchen currently serves as Director of Badger AgVest, LLC. He formerly served as Director of M&I Bank–Shawano, and was a founding board member of Cooperative Resources International.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice Chair
Constitution and Ethics
International Trade and Commerce
Rural Affairs, Chair
State and Local Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-85 Temporary "Class B" licenses a municipality may issue to certain organizations in a 12-month period increased
  • AB-166 Veterinary clinic at which pesticides are used or repackaged: certain DATCP permit requirement eliminated; Veterinary Examining Board prohibited from requiring training and continuing education re pesticide use and disposal
  • AB-180 Environmental Results Program revisions and name changed to Green Tier Program, Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program provisions; Environmental Improvement Program revisions and name changed to Environmental Compliance Audit Program
  • AJR-16 State fund or program revenue appropriation account: dissolution by law permitted; purpose of other accounts may not be changed or used in a conflicting manner. Constitutional amendment (1st consideration)

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

Campaign themes

2012

Tauchen's website highlighted the following campaign themes[2]

  • Tax Reform and Fiscal Restraint - "Our state’s excessively high tax rates are driving away our young college graduates, keeping companies from settling in the Badger State, and crippling small businesses."
  • Economic Development - "I will fight for lower taxes, sensible regulations, a reliable energy supply, and private sector job growth, so Wisconsin can better compete in the global marketplace."
  • Right to Life - "I am pro-life and believe life is to be protected, not destroyed."
  • Capital Punishment - "I believe capital punishment is an appropriate penalty for the most heinous of crimes when there is DNA evidence to support a conviction."
  • Definition of Marriage - "I support the traditional definition of marriage. I believe that only a marriage between a man and a woman should be valid and recognized as a marriage in this state."

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Tauchen won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 6. Tauchen ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated John Powers (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Tauchen Incumbent 59.4% 15,423
     Democratic John Powers 40.5% 10,508
     Independent Jon Kupsky (Write-In) 0% 9
     - Scattering 0.1% 21
Total Votes 25,961

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Tauchen was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 6. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election and in the general election on November 2, 2010. [5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 6 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Tauchen (R) 5,658 99.68%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Tauchen won re-election to Assembly District 6, receiving 55.02% of the vote.[6]


Wisconsin Assembly District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Tauchen (R) 14,237
John Powers (D) 11,631

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tauchen is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Tauchen raised a total of $118,118 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[7]

Gary Tauchen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 6 Won $18,032
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 6 Won $14,407
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 6 Won $29,904
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 6 Won $55,775
Grand Total Raised $118,118

2012

Tauchen won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Tauchen raised a total of $18,032.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Tauchen's campaign in 2012
Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists$500
Wisconsin Bankers Association$500
Pavelski, Alicia D$500
Outagamie County Republican Party$500
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance$500
Total Raised in 2012$18,032
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tauchen won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Tauchen raised a total of $14,407.

2008

Tauchen won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Tauchen raised a total of $29,904.

2006

Tauchen won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Tauchen raised a total of $55,775.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gary Tauchen endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Personal

Tauchen is a member of a number of community organizations, including the Dairy Business Association, Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce, Shawano County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Shawano County Republican Party, and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.[9]

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