James Soletski

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James Soletski
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 88
Former member
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Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
James Soletski was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 88th District since 2007.

Soletski has worked as a Senior Analyst for Dominion Resources-Kewaunee (2005-2006), Nuclear Management Company, Incorporated (2001-2005), Wisconsin Public Resources (1988-2001), and Energy, Incorporated (1983-1988).

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  • Energy - "I am convinced that we must consider all known forms of energy to continue providing affordable, reliable energy to the constituents of the 88th Assembly District and all of Wisconsin. That means we must adopt better policies for conservation, the production and use of bio fuels, and renewable energy."
  • Economy - "I will seek to ensure that budget dollars are used to stimulate the economy through job creation here in Wisconsin. I will require accountability for that job creation. This should be a requirement but it is not."
  • Education - "I strongly support our continued commitment to our local public schools, state technical and university systems. I recognize that the future of Wisconsin is still rooted in the education of our residents and their preparation to take part in the new economy."
  • Environment - "Balancing preservation of our resources for future generations while using those resources for recreation, tourism, and economic growth is a difficult challenge that we must meet."
  • h(E)alth Care - "One of the main reasons I ran for office was to find a way to deliver health care to the one in ten residents of Wisconsin lacking coverage."

Committee assignments



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Soletski was defeated in his bid for re-election to Wisconsin State Assembly District 88. He was defeated by Republican John Klenke in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[1]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Soletski (D) 1,588 99.87%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:[2]

  • AB-35 Race-based names, nicknames, logos, and mascots used by schools: complaint procedure established; State Superintendent duty specified
  • AB-62 Ethics, elections, and lobbying regulation laws: prosecution and venue for trial of civil and criminal violations modified; disclosure of certain information provision.
  • AB-137 DOT issuance of operator's licenses and ID cards re federal REAL ID Act: procedures or requirements must meet certain conditions before adoption; funding and AG provisions
  • AB-304 Convicted felon ineligible for licensure as a lobbyist; GAB duties specified

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

Campaign donors


The top 5 donors to Soletski's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:[3]

Donor Amount
Soletski, James R $1,530
Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte $1,464
Peterson, Dennis $600
Kagen, Steve $500
Bushmaker, Mike L $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 88
Succeeded by
John Klenke