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Glenn Grothman

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Glenn Grothman
Wisconsin State Senate District 20
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 3, 2013
Political party Republican
Website Senate website

Glenn Grothman (b. July 3, 1955) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate who currenlty serves as Assistant Majority Leader. He has represented District 20 since 2004. Grothman is also currently the assistant minority leader for the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was previously a Wisconsin Assemblyman from 1993 to 2004.

Grothman's professional experience is as an attorney.

Grothman earned his BBA and JD from University of Wisconsin, Madison.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grothman has been appointed to these committees:


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


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."[2]


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.[3],[4] 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.[5]


On November 4, 2008, Glenn Grothman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 20. [6]

Glenn Grothman raised $43,505 for his campaign, while Clyde Winter raised $2,797.[7]

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

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Grothman includes:[8]

  • A bill regarding penalties for frivolous lawsuits and claims[9]
  • A resolution urging the U.S. Congress not to pass the Employee Free Choice Act relating to labor unions[10]
  • A bill requiring that information about expenditures, grants and contracts by state agencies be made available online[11]


In 2008, Grothman collected $43,505 in donations. Financial, insurance and real estate interests were his largest donor group and most of his contributions came from individuals.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. [12]

Donor Amount
Wisconsin Realtors Association $1,000
Kevin Gerard $1,000
Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin $1,000
Richard Stangl $1,000

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