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}}{{tnr}}'''John Spiros''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 86. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''John Spiros''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 86|District 86]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Spiros is currently the Vice President of Safety and Claims Management for Roehl Transport. He has been a member of the Marshfield City Council since 2005.<ref>[http://spirosforassembly.org/aboutus.html Spiros Campaign website - About John]</ref>      
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Spiros is currently the Vice President of Safety and Claims Management for Roehl Transport. He has been a member of the Marshfield City Council since 2005.     
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Issues==
 
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===Campaign themes===
 
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Spiros' campaign website highlighted the following issues:<ref>[http://spiros4stateassembly.com/issues.html ''Spiros for State Assembly'', "Issues," accessed October 28, 2014]</ref>
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'''Business and Jobs'''
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:*Excerpt: "We need to continue to cut the red tape, reduce cost, and become a more employer friendly state. I am proud of my bi-partisan approach to co-authoring bills and working hard to keep "Skyward" and hundreds of good paying jobs in Wisconsin."
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'''Wisconsin Industry'''
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:*Excerpt: "Our area has many different industries; agriculture, manufacturing, Paper and logging to name a few. I would like to see these industries stay solvent and continue to grow and prosper. Often this may mean, less regulation and government interference. I will offer strong support to these industries so that they can remain strong and continue to be a positive reminder of what Wisconsin offers the country. Our next generation deserves the opportunities we have all had and I will do my part to make sure these industries are around for many generations to come."
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'''Gogebic Taconite Mine'''
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:*Excerpt: "In February 2013 the State Assembly along with the State Senate passed legislation for the application, regulation and oversite of applicants who are interested in Taconite Mining. I voted for this legilation [sic], and believe that is is environmentally safe. The mine if built has the potential to bring Wisconsinites 3,175 jobs each year for two years. This mine will also bring a total of $20.6 million dollars in state and local tax revenue. This mine will make a 2 billion dollar total economic impact on Wisconsin."
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'''Taxes'''
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:*Excerpt: "I have never voted for a tax increase, and in the last 7 years our city tax rate has either decreased or remained the same, and the size of our city government, excluding protective services, has declined. As Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee, my committee and I have taken a hard line on costs and we have not seen our services decline. Having local government experience and understanding shared revenues and budgets, is essential for our small towns and cities. I am proud of the work I have done in Marshfield and now in our state to reduce the tax burden on our residents!"
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'''Healthcare'''
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:*Excerpt: "I do believe that everyone should be able to afford decent healthcare but I did not support the Obama Affordable Care Act when passed and I do not support it now. I believe that each individual’s health care is personal and private and that the Government has no Constitutional right to mandate, that for the first time in American history, that American’s buy health insurance or face taxation for not doing so. Wisconsin has had a very good healthcare system, and our health care is ranked at the top in the nation."
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====2010====
 
====2010====
Spiros's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://spirosforassembly.org/index.html campaign website]</ref>
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Spiros's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
 
*"Lower Taxes
 
*"Lower Taxes
 
*More Private Sector Jobs
 
*More Private Sector Jobs
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==Elections==  
 
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===2012===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Spiros won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 86.  He defeated [[Wayne Thorson]] in the Republican  primary on August 14<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary Wisconsin Department of Elections - Official Primary Results]</ref> and defeated [[Dennis Halkoski]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_Page_0605.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press/C-SPAN,'' "Campaign 2012 - Wisconsin Election Results," June 5, 2012]</ref><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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Spiros won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 86.  He defeated [[Wayne Thorson]] in the Republican  primary on August 14 and defeated [[Dennis Halkoski]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/fall-general ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
 
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In 2010, Spiros was a [[Republican]] candidate for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010#District 70|District 70]] of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]]. The primary election was on [[Primary election dates in 2012|September 14, 2010]], and the general election was on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. Spiros was defeated by Democratic incumbent [[Amy Vruwink]] in the November 2 general election. He defeated Stephen Zdun 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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In 2010, Spiros was a [[Republican]] candidate for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010#District 70|District 70]] of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]]. The primary election was on [[Primary election dates in 2012|September 14, 2010]], and the general election was on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. Spiros was defeated by Democratic incumbent [[Amy Vruwink]] in the November 2 general election. He defeated Stephen Zdun in the primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
 
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=86 Assembly Office Website]
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*[http://spiros4stateassembly.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/legislators/assembly/1005 Assembly Office Website]
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*[http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000539/john-spiros/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127159 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127159 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20100808051727/http://www.spirosforassembly.org/ Campaign website] (Archive)
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/127159/john-spiros#.VE_KINZaTb8 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Spiros/128846170484381 Spiros on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Spiros/128846170484381 Spiros on Facebook]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/john.spiros.1 Campaign Facebook page]
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*[https://twitter.com/JSpiros John Spiros on Twitter]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-spiros/b/9ba/1a1 Spiros' profile on LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-spiros/b/9ba/1a1 Spiros' profile on LinkedIn]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=153028 2012]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=153028 2012]
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John Spiros
John Spiros.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 86
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Spiros is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 86. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Spiros is currently the Vice President of Safety and Claims Management for Roehl Transport. He has been a member of the Marshfield City Council since 2005.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Criminal Justice, Vice Chair
Transportation
Ways and Means

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Spiros' campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Business and Jobs

  • Excerpt: "We need to continue to cut the red tape, reduce cost, and become a more employer friendly state. I am proud of my bi-partisan approach to co-authoring bills and working hard to keep "Skyward" and hundreds of good paying jobs in Wisconsin."

Wisconsin Industry

  • Excerpt: "Our area has many different industries; agriculture, manufacturing, Paper and logging to name a few. I would like to see these industries stay solvent and continue to grow and prosper. Often this may mean, less regulation and government interference. I will offer strong support to these industries so that they can remain strong and continue to be a positive reminder of what Wisconsin offers the country. Our next generation deserves the opportunities we have all had and I will do my part to make sure these industries are around for many generations to come."

Gogebic Taconite Mine

  • Excerpt: "In February 2013 the State Assembly along with the State Senate passed legislation for the application, regulation and oversite of applicants who are interested in Taconite Mining. I voted for this legilation [sic], and believe that is is environmentally safe. The mine if built has the potential to bring Wisconsinites 3,175 jobs each year for two years. This mine will also bring a total of $20.6 million dollars in state and local tax revenue. This mine will make a 2 billion dollar total economic impact on Wisconsin."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I have never voted for a tax increase, and in the last 7 years our city tax rate has either decreased or remained the same, and the size of our city government, excluding protective services, has declined. As Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee, my committee and I have taken a hard line on costs and we have not seen our services decline. Having local government experience and understanding shared revenues and budgets, is essential for our small towns and cities. I am proud of the work I have done in Marshfield and now in our state to reduce the tax burden on our residents!"

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "I do believe that everyone should be able to afford decent healthcare but I did not support the Obama Affordable Care Act when passed and I do not support it now. I believe that each individual’s health care is personal and private and that the Government has no Constitutional right to mandate, that for the first time in American history, that American’s buy health insurance or face taxation for not doing so. Wisconsin has had a very good healthcare system, and our health care is ranked at the top in the nation."

2010

Spiros's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • "Lower Taxes
  • More Private Sector Jobs
  • Controlling Government Spending
  • Protecting Family Values
  • Supporting Small Business Owners"

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Nancy Stencil was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent John Spiros was unopposed in the Republican primary. Stencil and Spiros faced off in the general election.[2][3] Incumbent Spiros defeated Stencil in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[4]


2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Spiros won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 86. He defeated Wayne Thorson in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Dennis Halkoski (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Spiros 55.6% 17,175
     Democratic Dennis Halkoski 44.2% 13,664
     - Scattering 0.2% 48
Total Votes 30,887
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 86 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Spiros 73.6% 3,985
Wayne Thorson 26.4% 1,430
Total Votes 5,415

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010


In 2010, Spiros was a Republican candidate for District 70 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. The primary election was on September 14, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010. Spiros was defeated by Democratic incumbent Amy Vruwink in the November 2 general election. He defeated Stephen Zdun in the primary election.[7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Spiros (R) 2,431 50.72%
Stephen Zdun (R) 2,361 49.26%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Spiros is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Spiros raised a total of $80,449 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[8]

John Spiros's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 86 Won $80,449
Grand Total Raised $80,449

2012

Spiros won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Spiros raised a total of $80,449.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Spiros's campaign in 2012
Wisconsin Builders Association$500
Vandehey, Tom$500
Whitten, Christopher$500
Kuehne, Mary Ellen$500
Martin, Gary$500
Total Raised in 2012$80,449
Source:Follow the Money

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Preceded by
Jerry Petrowski (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 86
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