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Joseph Leibham
Leibham joseph.jpg
Wisconsin State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly
1999 - 2003
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991
Personal
Birthday06/06/1969
Place of birthSheboygan, WI
ProfessionAccount Executive, Sargento Foods
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph K. "Joe" Leibham (b. June 6, 1969) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. Leibham currently serves as State Senate President Pro Tempore.

Leibham served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 26 from 1999 to 2003.

Biography

Leibham attended Pigeon River Elementary School, Trinity Lutheran School and Lutheran High School in Sheboygan. Following high school, he attended UW-La Crosse and Ealing College in London, England, before graduating from UW-Madison in 1991 with a B.A. in Political Science/Public Administration[1] After graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Leibham worked in the food service industry as an Account Executive for Sheboygan based Sargento Foods and the Manager of Membership Development for the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce.[2]

Leibham's victory in 1998 helped the Republican Party in Sheboygan gain prominence as he became the first Republican since 1956 to win the 26th Assembly District. Leibham began his political career serving on the Sheboygan City Council from 1993-2000 and was President of the City Council of Sheboygan from 1995 to 1996.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Local Government
Elections and Urban Affairs, Vice Chair
Finance
Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs, Vice Chair
Administrative Rules
Joint Finance
Joint Legislative Council

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Leibham served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leibham served on the following committees:

Issues

Legislator sick leave

Leibham was critical of the legislature's benefits system, which allowed legislators to accumulate sick days and use leftover sick leave time to accumulate benefits for health care coverage. He called this system over-generous and unrealistic.[3]

Voter ID

In 2007, Leibham, along with Rep. Jeffrey Stone (R) of Greenfield, sponsored a constitutional amendment requiring photo identification at the polls. Leibham's amendment came after then-Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (D) vetoed legislation that would have required photo ID at the polls. Leibham hoped that a referendum on a constitutional amendment would allow voters to express their support for the measure over the governor's veto.[3]

2007 Budget

Leibham voted against the Wisconsin State Budget in both the Senate Version and the Final State Budget, claiming the budget was very fiscally irresponsible.[4]

Sexual predator laws

Leibham crafted legislation to strengthen child enticement laws in Wisconsin so that enticing a child for sexual contact regardless of where the alleged offense may take place would be a serious felony, regardless of whether the offender was trying to lure the victim to a “secluded,” private or public location. Leibham drafted this legislation in response to a 2007 court ruling in Sheboygan County that overturned a jury’s conviction of a Sheboygan man accused of attempting to entice a nine-year-old girl into a park shelter to have sex.[5]

Veterans property tax credit

Leibham was the major sponsor of Senate Bill (SB) 101 and SB 146 - Expanding the Veterans and Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit, which was aimed in reversing this property tax credit only offered to veterans who were Wisconsin residents at the time of enlistment, who are 65 years and older, and who have a 100 percent service connected disability rating. SB 101 eliminates the 65-year-old age limit and adds a provision that would extend this credit to all veterans residing in Wisconsin for more than 10 years, assuming they meet the disability rating requirement. SB 146 moves the 100 percent service connected disability rating threshold to 60 percent. When this legislation was introduced, a veteran who has a 60 percent or higher service connected disability rating would be classified as individually unemployable (IU). Under SB 146 and SB 101, all veterans classified as IU would be eligible for the tax credit.[6]

Veterans in retirement

Leibham's legislation known, as the Veterans Status in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), would create equity among service members by treating all veterans who participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) equally.[6]

Campaign themes

2012

Leibham's website highlighted the following campaign themes: [7]

  • Promotes job creation and encouraging local businesses. Co-authored The Job Creation Act.
  • Supports tax decreases.
  • Supports expanded access to health care and the creation of health savings accounts.
  • Supports traditional family values
  • Pro-life
  • Supports more job (re)training through technical colleges
  • Supports legislation to help farms
  • Supports hunting, fishing and gun-ownership rights
  • Supports lower taxes for senior citizens

Elections

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010

Leibham was re-elected to the Wisconsin State Senate District 9 seat. He was unopposed in the primary. His opponent in the November 2, 2010 general election was Democrat Jason Borden.[8][9][10]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 9 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Leibham (R) 45,663 73.11%
Jason Borden (D) 15,775 26.86%
Wisconsin Senate, District 9 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Leibham (R) 19,436 99.87%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Joe Leibham won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 9.[11]

Joe Leibham raised $229,367 for his campaign, while Jamie John Aulik raised $70,307.[12]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 9 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Leibham (R) 38,335
Jamie John Aulik (D) 26,224

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Leibham is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Leibham raised a total of $1,087,833 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[13]

Joseph Leibham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $47,528
2010 Wisconsin State Senate, District 9 Won $119,478
2008 Wisconsin State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $52,149
2006 Wisconsin State Senate, District 9 Won $229,367
2004 Wisconsin State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $123,780
2002 Wisconsin State Senate, District 9 Won $392,591
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 26 Won $83,005
1998 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 26 Won $39,935
Grand Total Raised $1,087,833

2012

Leibham was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Leibham raised a total of $47,528.
Wisconsin State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Leibham's campaign in 2012
Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Local 215$1,000
Pauly, Gregory E$1,000
Northwestern Mutual Life$1,000
Milwaukee Police Association$1,000
Wisconsin Realtors Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$47,528
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Leibham won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Leibham raised a total of $119,478.

2008

Leibham was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Leibham raised a total of $52,149.

2006

Leibham won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Leibham raised a total of $229,367.

2004

Leibham was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Leibham raised a total of $123,780.

2002

Leibham won election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Leibham raised a total of $392,591.

2000

Leibham won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Leibham raised a total of $83,005.

1998

Leibham won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Leibham raised a total of $39,935.

Endorsements

2010

In 2010, Leibham’s endorsements included the following:

  • Wisconsin Right to Life[14]

2007

In 2007, Leibham received a 100 percent rating from Americans for Prosperity[15] and also from Wisconsin Manufactuers and Commerce.[16]

Personal

Liebham was born and raised in Sheboygan and is the fourth oldest of 13 Leibham children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Baumgart
Wisconsin State Senate District 9
2002–present
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