Glenn Grothman

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Glenn Grothman
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Wisconsin State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Wisconsin State Senate
2013-present
Assistant Minority Leader, Wisconsin State Senate
July 17, 2012 – 2013
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly
1993 - 2005
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
J.D.University of Wisconsin, Madison
Personal
Birthday07/03/1955
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Glenn Grothman (b. July 3, 1955) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader. He was Assistant Minority Leader from July 2012 to 2013.[1]

Grothman served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 2004.

Biography

Grothman earned his BBA and J.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Grothman's professional experience is as an attorney.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Judiciary and Labor, Chair
Senate Organization
Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue
Joint Finance
Legislative Organization

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grothman served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Grothman served on the following committees:

Issues

2011 unemployment bill

Grothman was one of three Republican state senators, including Mary Lazich and Rich Zipperer, who voted no on the Wisconsin State Senate's version of an unemployment bill in July 2011.

The bill, which could eliminate a newly instituted one-week waiting period on the receipt of unemployment benefits, passed in the Senate with a vote of 30-3. State officials said the one-week waiting period is a crucial part of the effort to root out fraud, but the bill works to eliminate it.

Democratic Senator Robert Jauch called the one-week waiting period “a 55 million dollar highway robbery of workers."[3]

After the initial Senate vote, the Assembly voted 81-16 to retain the one-week waiting period.[4] The Senate then moved to agree with the Assembly along party lines, with a 19-14 vote, retaining the one-week waiting period.[5]

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Grothman includes:[6]

  • A bill regarding penalties for frivolous lawsuits and claims[7]
  • A resolution urging the U.S. Congress not to pass the Employee Free Choice Act relating to labor unions[8]
  • A bill requiring that information about expenditures, grants and contracts by state agencies be made available online[9]

Elections

2012

Grothman won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 seat. He was unopposed in the primary election and defeated Tanya Lohr (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tanya Lohr 31.3% 30,504
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Grothman Incumbent 68.6% 66,882
     - Scattering 0.1% 74
Total Votes 97,460

2011 recall

See also: Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin began a recall campaign targeting Grothman and 7 of his Republican colleagues in the Wisconsin State Senate in March 2011.[11],[12] Organizers of the recall campaign were unable to collect the 20,000 signatures necessary by May 2 for a recall election, falling about 5,000 short.[13]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 20.[14]

Grothman raised $43,505 for his campaign, while Clyde Winter raised $2,797.[15]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Grothman (R) 69,942
Clyde Winter (I) 17,113

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Grothman is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Grothman raised a total of $493,656 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[16]

Glenn Grothman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Won $107,558
2010 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $40,095
2008 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Won $43,505
2006 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $12,924
2004 Wisconsin State Senate, District 20 Won $177,458
2002 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 58 Won $32,894
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 59 Won $64,671
1998 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 59 Won $14,551
Grand Total Raised $493,656

2012

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $107,558.
Wisconsin State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Glenn Grothman's campaign in 2012
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance$2,000
Stangl, Karen$1,000
Harder, Trevor$1,000
Republican Women of Waukesha County$1,000
Zeidler, Joy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$107,558
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Grothman was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $40,095.

2008

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $43,505.

2006

Grothman was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $12,924.

2004

Grothman won election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $177,458.

2002

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $32,894.

2000

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $64,671.

1998

Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Grothman raised a total of $14,551.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Glenn Grothman endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [17]

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