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]

Joel is married to Lieutenant Governor-Elect Rebecca Kleefisch.

Committee assignments

2009-2010 session



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 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%


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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