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{{tnr}}'''Joel Kleefisch''' (b. June 8, 1971) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing the 38th District since 2005. He previously served as [[State Assembly Minority Caucus Vice Chair|Minority Caucus Vice Chair]].
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{{tnr}}'''Joel Kleefisch''' (b. June 8, 1971) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He previously served as [[State Assembly Minority Caucus Vice Chair|Minority Caucus Vice Chair]].
  
Kleefisch is a former investigative reporter for [http://www.wisn.com WISN-TV] in [[sunshinereview:Milwaukee, Wisconsin|Milwaukee]]. He previously worked as a reporter/anchor at [http://www.wrex.com WREX-TV] in Rockford, [[Illinois]], and a news researcher at KCBS-TV Los Angeles.
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==Biography==
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Kleefisch graduated from Pepperdine University in 1993. He is a former investigative reporter for [http://www.wisn.com WISN-TV] in [[Milwaukee, Wisconsin|Milwaukee]]. He previously worked as a reporter/anchor at [http://www.wrex.com WREX-TV] in Rockford, [[Illinois]], and a news researcher at KCBS-TV Los Angeles.
  
He is the founder of Lakewatch Volunteer Organization, and a member of Musky Mike's Fishing Pro-Staff, Okauchee Lions Club, Watertown Elks Club, and Watertown Moose Club.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=52014 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Kleefisch]</ref>
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Kleefisch is married to [[Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin|Lieutenant Governor-Elect]] [[Rebecca Kleefisch]].<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=52014 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Kleefisch]</ref>
 
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Joel is married to [[Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin|Lieutenant Governor-Elect]] [[Rebecca Kleefisch]].
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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|Committee4 = Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage
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|Committee5 = State Affairs
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|Committee6 = Tourism
 
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===   
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Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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*AB-79 OWI penalties for third offense and higher revised; no release after third OWI conviction and pretrial release may be denied; law enforcement provision; JRCCP report
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For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A38 House site].
  
 
==Elections==   
 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Kleefisch was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 38.  He defeated [[Democrat]] [[Dick Pas]] in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. Pas was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]] primary election. <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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Kleefisch was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 38.  He defeated [[Democrat]] [[Dick Pas]] in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. Kleefisch was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]], primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
  
 
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==Sponsored legislation==   
 
Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
 
*AB-79 OWI penalties for third offense and higher revised; no release after third OWI conviction and pretrial release may be denied; law enforcement provision; JRCCP report
 
 
For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A38 House site].
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Kleefisch
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|Full name = Joel Kleefisch
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|year = 2004
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|Editdate = June 6, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=7344 ''followthemoney.org'', "Kleefisch, Joel," accessed June 6, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 38832
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38]]
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|totalraised2010 = 28735
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38]]
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|totalraised2008 = 42047
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2008|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38]]
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|totalraised2006 = 52258
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2006|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38]]
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|totalraised2004 = 61859
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2004|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Kleefisch
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|full Name = Joel Kleefisch
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143390
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 38,832
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|org1 = Taylor, Don L
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|org2 = Eisenga, Michael
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|org3 = Bohrer, Walter L
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|org4 = Derosa, Joseph
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|org5 = Wisconsin Institute of Cpas
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 600
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Kleefisch received $28,735 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2010
 
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|name = Kleefisch  
{{slp donor box 2010
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|full Name = Joel Kleefisch
|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131632
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $28,735
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|total raised = 28,735
|org1 = Wisconsin Chiropractic Association
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|org1 = Kwapil, Don
|org2 = Kwapil, Don
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|org2 = Wisconsin Chiropractic Association
|org3 = Tavern League Of Wisconsin
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|org3 = Hepp, Gerald L
|org4 = Ksicinski, Gregory J
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|org4 = Eisenga, Michael
|org5 = Gende, Angela M
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|org5 = Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
|orgdonor1 = $1,000
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|orgamount1 = 1000
|orgdonor2 = $1,000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
|orgdonor3 = $500
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|orgamount3 = 500
|orgdonor4 = $500
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|orgamount4 = 500
|orgdonor5 = $500
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|orgamount5 = 500
 
|}}
 
|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
The top 5 donors to Kleefisch's 2008 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110184 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions]</ref>{{legislative donor box}}
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{{SLP donor box 2008
|-
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|name = Kleefisch
|Gende, Angela M
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|full Name = Joel Kleefisch
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110184
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
| Kolb, Walter L  
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|new = no
| align="right" | $750
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 42,047
| Pulaski, Robert J
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|org1 = Gende, Angela M
| align="right" | $600
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|org2 = Kolb, Walter L
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|org3 = Pulaski, Robert J
| Koch Industries
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|org4 = Eizenga, Mike
| align="right" | $500
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|org5 = National Rifle Association
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|orgamount1 = 1000
| Alliant Energy
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|orgamount2 = 750
| align="right" | $500  
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|orgamount3 = 600
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Kleefisch
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|full Name = Joel Kleefisch
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87541
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 52,258
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|org1 = Hultquist, Robert C
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|org2 = Culver, Curt S
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|org3 = Madrigrano, Aldo J
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|org4 = Skarr, Brett C
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|org5 = Aliota, Steve
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|orgamount1 = 1150
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 600
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Kleefisch
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|full Name = Joel Kleefisch
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68243
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 61,859
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|org1 = Wisconsin Republican Party
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|org2 = Blouch, Gerald
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|org3 = Styza, Anne
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|org4 = Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors
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|org5 = Finn, Charles
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|orgamount1 = 902
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Kleefisch is the founder of Lakewatch Volunteer Organization, and a member of Musky Mike's Fishing Pro-Staff, Okauchee Lions Club, Watertown Elks Club, and Watertown Moose Club.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=52014 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Kleefisch]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Joel + Kleefisch + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"  
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Joel + Kleefisch + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"  
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Joel+Kleefisch+Wisconsin+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Joel Kleefisch News Feed</rss>
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Joel+Kleefisch+Wisconsin+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Joel Kleefisch News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=38 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Joel Kleefisch]  
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=38 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Joel Kleefisch]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=52014 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=52014 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=52014 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=52014 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
* Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110184 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68243 2004]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143390 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131632 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110184 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87541 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68243 2004]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/75748/wisconsin-(wi)-state-assembly-member-joel-kleefisch-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile]
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*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-104258.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-104258.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/75748/wisconsin-%28wi%29-state-assembly-member-joel-kleefisch-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Representative Kleefisch's Freedom Speaks profile]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090918161406/http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/75748/wisconsin-%28wi%29-state-assembly-member-joel-kleefisch-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Representative Kleefisch's Freedom Speaks profile]
*[http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013801563&ref=search Representative Kleefisch's facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013801563&ref=search Representative Kleefisch's Facebook]
  
 
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Revision as of 13:58, 6 November 2013

Joel Kleefisch
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 38
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPepperdine University, 1993
Personal
Birthday06/08/1971
Place of birthWaukesha, WI
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joel Kleefisch (b. June 8, 1971) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He previously served as Minority Caucus Vice Chair.

Biography

Kleefisch graduated from Pepperdine University in 1993. He is a former investigative reporter for WISN-TV in Milwaukee. He previously worked as a reporter/anchor at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, and a news researcher at KCBS-TV Los Angeles.

Kleefisch is married to Lieutenant Governor-Elect Rebecca Kleefisch.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections
Criminal Justice, Chair
Labor
Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage, Vice-chair
State Affairs
Tourism

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kleefisch served on these committees:

Issues

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-79 OWI penalties for third offense and higher revised; no release after third OWI conviction and pretrial release may be denied; law enforcement provision; JRCCP report

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

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Kleefisch won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 38. Kleefisch ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Scott Michalak (D) and Leroy Watson (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Kleefisch Incumbent 58.5% 19,181
     Democratic Scott Michalak 39% 12,795
     Libertarian Leroy Watson 2.4% 788
     - Scattering 0.1% 17
Total Votes 32,781

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Kleefisch was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 38. He defeated Democrat Dick Pas in the general election on November 2, 2010. Kleefisch was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Kleefisch (R) 17,267
Dick Pas (D) 6,558
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Kleefisch (R) 8,547 99.72%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kleefisch won re-election to Assembly District 38, receiving 66.27% of the vote.[4]

Wisconsin Assembly District 38
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Kleefisch (R) 20,294
Dick Pas (D) 10,295
Scattering 34

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kleefisch is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Kleefisch raised a total of $223,731 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[5]

Joel Kleefisch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38 Won $38,832
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38 Won $28,735
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38 Won $42,047
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38 Won $52,258
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38 Won $61,859
Grand Total Raised $223,731

2012

Kleefisch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kleefisch raised a total of $38,832.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joel Kleefisch's campaign in 2012
Taylor, Don L$1,000
Eisenga, Michael$1,000
Bohrer, Walter L$600
Derosa, Joseph$500
Wisconsin Institute of Cpas$500
Total Raised in 2012$38,832
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kleefisch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kleefisch raised a total of $28,735.

2008

Kleefisch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Kleefisch raised a total of $42,047.

2006

Kleefisch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Kleefisch raised a total of $52,258.

2004

Kleefisch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Kleefisch raised a total of $61,859.

Personal

Kleefisch is the founder of Lakewatch Volunteer Organization, and a member of Musky Mike's Fishing Pro-Staff, Okauchee Lions Club, Watertown Elks Club, and Watertown Moose Club.[6]

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