Jeff Fitzgerald

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Jeff Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald jeff.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Wisconsin
Date of primaryAugust 14, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Wisconsin State Assembly District 39
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 14
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1989
Date of birth10/12/1966
Place of birthChicago, IL
Office website
Campaign website
Jeff Fitzgerald (b. October 12, 1966) is the Republican Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 39th District since 2001. He also served on the Beaver Dam City Council from 2000-2003. Fitzgerald is a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin.[1]

Fitzgerald has worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and as a small business owner. He is a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, American Legislative Exchange Council, Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, Dodge County Republican Party, Community Relations Board - Fox Lake Correctional Institution, Juneau Chamber of Commerce, and Pheasants Forever.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: United States Senate elections in Wisconsin, 2012

Fitzgerald is running for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Fitzgerald is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[1] He will face Eric Hovde, Mark Neumann, John Schiess, and Tommy Thompson in the August 14 Republican primary.

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[3] The seat rated a a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes could be decided by the party's nomination is the Senate seat in Wisconsin. If former Governor Tommy Thompson (R) can win the Republican nomination and make it to the general election in November, the articles believes he would have a significant edge.[3] According to the article, "Given the current state of these toss ups, it’s not a stretch to think that a |Thompson victory in Wisconsin could end up giving Republicans their 51st Senate seat."[3]


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Fitzgerald was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 39. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010 and in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 39 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Fitzgerald (R) 7,049 99.41%

Fitzgerald was elected Speaker of the Assembly by his Republican peers on November 8, 2010[5].


On November 4, 2008, Fitzgerald won re-election to Assembly District 39, receiving 60.08% of the vote.[6]

Wisconsin Assembly District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Fitzgerald (R) 15,974
Aaron Onsrud (D) 10,607
Scattering 7

Campaign donors


In 2010, Fitzgerald received $110,157 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


Rep. Fitzgerald speaking at the Republican State Convention

The top 5 donors to Fitzgerald's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:[8]

Donor Amount
Tiffany, Citizens For $1,000
Moga for Assembly, Don $950
Washa, Lisa $700
Miller, John $600
Barrette, Mark A $550

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 39
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