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|Name = John Klenke
political position  = [[Wisconsin State Assembly|Wisconsin State Assembly District 88]]|
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|Profile picture = John Klenke.jpg
incumbency          = Representative |
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|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly District 88
assumed office     = 2011 |
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = 2011 - Present
political party    = [[Republican]]|
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|Term ends = January 5, 2015
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|Assumed office = 2011
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|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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{{tnr}}'''John Klenke''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
}}{{tnr}}'''John Klenke''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], District 88.
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==Biography==
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Klenke holds a B.A. in accounting and finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an M.S. in taxation from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Klenke is a retired executive of Schneider National trucking.<ref>[http://www.klenkefor88.com/about Klenke's campaign website - About]</ref>
  
Klenke is a retired executive of Schneider National trucking.  He holds a BA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Masters from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee which emphasizes taxation. <ref>[http://www.klenkefor88.com/about Klenke's campaign website - About]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Klenke served on the following committees:
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|year =2013
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Energy and Utilities
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|Committee2 =Finance
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|Committee3 = Joint Finance
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|Joint3 = Yes
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===2011-2012===
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Klenke served on these committees:
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Energy and Utilities
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|Chair1=Vice Chair
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|Committee2 =Jobs, the Economy and Small Business
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|Committee3 =Tourism, Recreation and State Properties
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Klenke's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.klenkefor88.com/issues Klenke's campaign website - Issues]</ref>
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*"Fix the Budget Crisis" - Wants to eliminate the budget deficits, stop light rail project, stop raiding segregated funds, give tax incentives for business growth, use responsible budgeting practices.
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*"Reduce Taxes" - Notes tax increases by the current administration and says he will fight against increases.
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*"Bring Jobs back to Wisconsin" = Points out more people employed in government than in manufacturing. Wants to bring back jobs by supporting business growth and limiting government.
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*"Practical Energy Policy" - Believe that inefficient practices waste energy.
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==Elections== 
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===2012=== 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
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Klenke won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 88|District 88]]. Klenke ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Ward Bacon]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88, General Election
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|party1 =Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =-
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|winner1 =John Klenke
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 = Ward Bacon
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|candidate3 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 =14445
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|votes2 = 13085
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|votes3 =36
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}}
  
==Elections==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Klenke defeated Democratic incumbent [[James Soletski]] in the November 2 general election. Klenke was unopposed in the 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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Klenke defeated Democratic incumbent [[James Soletski]] in the November 2 general election. Klenke was unopposed in the 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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====Campaign themes====
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==Campaign donors==
Klenke lists four main issues for his campaign:
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{{Comprehensive donor history
*"Fix the Budget Crisis" - Wants to eliminate the budget deficits, stop light rail project, stop raiding segregated funds, give tax incentives for business growth, use responsible budgeting practices.
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|Name = Klenke
*"Reduce Taxes" - Notes tax increases by the current administration and says he will fight against increases.
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|Full name = John Klenke  
*"Bring Jobs back to Wisconsin" = Points out more people employed in government than in manufacturing. Wants to bring back jobs by supporting business growth and limiting government.
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|year = 2010
*"Practical Energy Policy" - Believe that inefficient practices waste energy.<ref>[http://www.klenkefor88.com/issues Klenke's campaign website - Issues]</ref>
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|Editdate = June 7, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=147195 ''followthemoney.org'', "Klenke, John," accessed June 7, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 65262
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88]]
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|totalraised2010 = 114878
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88]]
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}}
  
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Klenke
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|full Name = John Klenke
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143391
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 65,262
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|org1 = Weyers, Colleen I
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|org2 = Dykema, John
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|org3 = Koch Industries
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|org4 = Bergo, Gordon
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|org5 = Kress, Donald F
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|orgamount1 = 500
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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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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Klenke
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|full Name = John Klenke
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131707
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 114,878
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|org1 = Klenke, John
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|org2 = Schumacher, Mike
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|org3 = Klenke, Debbie
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|org4 = Klenke, Robin
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|org5 = Klenke, Charlotte
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|orgamount1 = 50317
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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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Klenke is married and has six children.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''John + Klenke + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"
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==External links==
 
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/W3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=88 John Klenke on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127195 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127195 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
* [http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results List of candidates certified for the November 2, 2010 general election in Wisconsin]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143391 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131707 2010]
  
 
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John Klenke
John Klenke.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 88
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday04/24/1958
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Klenke is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Klenke holds a B.A. in accounting and finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an M.S. in taxation from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Klenke is a retired executive of Schneider National trucking.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Utilities
Finance
Joint Finance

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Klenke's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • "Fix the Budget Crisis" - Wants to eliminate the budget deficits, stop light rail project, stop raiding segregated funds, give tax incentives for business growth, use responsible budgeting practices.
  • "Reduce Taxes" - Notes tax increases by the current administration and says he will fight against increases.
  • "Bring Jobs back to Wisconsin" = Points out more people employed in government than in manufacturing. Wants to bring back jobs by supporting business growth and limiting government.
  • "Practical Energy Policy" - Believe that inefficient practices waste energy.

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Klenke won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 88. Klenke ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Ward Bacon (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Klenke Incumbent 52.4% 14,445
     Democratic Ward Bacon 47.5% 13,085
     - Scattering 0.1% 36
Total Votes 27,566

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Klenke defeated Democratic incumbent James Soletski in the November 2 general election. Klenke was unopposed in the primary election.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John Klenke (R) 8,224
James Soletski (D) 7,957
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png John Klenke (R) 3,320 99.51%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Klenke is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Klenke raised a total of $180,140 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[5]

John Klenke's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88 Won $65,262
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 88 Won $114,878
Grand Total Raised $180,140

2012

Klenke won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Klenke raised a total of $65,262.

2010

Klenke won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Klenke raised a total of $114,878.

Personal

Klenke is married and has six children.

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