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Howard Marklein
Howard Marklein1.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 51
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1976
Date of birth10/03/1954
Place of birthMadison, WI
Office website
Howard Marklein is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, District 51. He was first elected in 2010.

Marklein has been a partner at Baker Tilly (formerly Virchow Krause) since 1984 and is an expert in the area of forensic accounting and white collar crime investigation. He served in an elected position on the Board of Directors of a not-for-profit community hospital, and has served almost four years as Board Chair.

Marklein earned his BBA in Accounting from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1976 and his CPA in 1978.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Audit, Vice Chair
Financial Institutions


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Marklein won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 51. Marklein ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Maureen May-Grimm (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Marklein Incumbent 51.9% 14,279
     Democratic Maureen May-Grimm 48.1% 13,238
     - Scattering 0.1% 22
Total Votes 27,539


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Marklein defeated Democratic candidate John Simonson in the November 2 general election. He was unopposed in the primary election. [3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 51 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Howard Marklein (R) 10,822
John Simonson (D) 9,931
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 51 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Howard Marklein (R) 4,564 99.8%

Campaign themes

Marklein's major issues are:

  • Jobs: Create tax and regulatory policies that are not hostile to the businesses that create jobs.
  • Health care: Points out the importance of not-for-profit community hospitals to overall community health.

Campaign donors

In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan Assembly candidates.[4]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, when Marklein first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $111,890 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Howard Marklein $5,000
Howard Marklein $2,566
Northwestern Mutual Life $500
AT&T $500
16 individual donors $500 each


Marklein is married to Peggy, a registered nurse. He is the father of Nicole and William, and three stepchildren.

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