Joel Kleefisch

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Joel Kleefisch
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 38
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House site
Joel Kleefisch (b. June 8, 1971) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 38th District since 2005. He currently serves as Minority Caucus Vice Chair.

Kleefisch 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.

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.[1]

Committee assignments



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. Pas was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 38 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Kleefisch (R) 8,547 99.72%


On November 4, 2008, Kleefisch won reelection to Assembly District 38, receiving 66.27% of the vote.[3]

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

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.

Campaign donors


The top 5 donors to Kleefisch's 2008 campaign:[4]

Donor Amount
Gende, Angela M $1,000
Kolb, Walter L $750
Pulaski, Robert J $600
Koch Industries $500
Alliant Energy $500

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 38
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