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{{tnr}}'''John Klenke''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 88 since 2011.
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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.
  
Klenke is a retired executive of Schneider National trucking.  He holds a BA in accounting and finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an MS in taxation from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. <ref>[http://www.klenkefor88.com/about Klenke's campaign website - About]</ref>
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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>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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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.
  
 
==Elections==   
 
==Elections==   
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:: ''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====
 
Klenke lists four main issues for his campaign:
 
*"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.<ref>[http://www.klenkefor88.com/issues Klenke's campaign website - Issues]</ref>
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan [[Wisconsin State Assembly|Assembly]] candidates.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/campaign_contribution_limits_partisan_state_pdf_13605.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Contribution Limits"]</ref>
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Klenke
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|Full name = John Klenke
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|year = 2010
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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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}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
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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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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, when Klenke first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $114,878 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131707 ''Follow the Money.org'', John Klenke candidate summary, Retrieved June 22, 2011]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 114,878
| Citizens for Mark Gottleib
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|org1 = Klenke, John
| align="right" |$500
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|org2 = Schumacher, Mike
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|org3 = Klenke, Debbie
| Tony Theisen for Assembly
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|org4 = Klenke, Robin
| align="right" |$500
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|org5 = Klenke, Charlotte
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|orgamount1 = 50317
| Friends & Neighbors of Robin Vos
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|orgamount2 = 500
| align="right" |$500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
| Tavern League of Wisconsin
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|orgamount5 = 500
| align="right" |$500
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|}}
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| 15 individual donors
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| align="right" |$500 each
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''John + Klenke + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"  
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''John + Klenke + 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.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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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://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]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131707 2010]
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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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Revision as of 04:42, 18 October 2013

John Klenke
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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.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Klenke's campaign in 2012
Weyers, Colleen I$500
Dykema, John$500
Koch Industries$500
Bergo, Gordon$500
Kress, Donald F$500
Total Raised in 2012$65,262
Source:Follow the Money

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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