|Wisconsin State Assembly District 42|
|2009 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Date of birth||11/13/1961|
|Place of birth||Madison, WI|
|Profession||President/Co-Founder, Badger Agvest LLC|
Ripp is the President and co-founder of the Badger Agvest Limited Liability Company. He is a member of the Columbia/Dane County Republican Party, Ducks Unlimited, and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.
On his campaign site, Ripp lists five legislative priorities:
- Economy - "To jump start our economy, we need a new direction that focuses on incentives for worker training, encourage investment in local business opportunities, and provide relief from needless governmental red tape."
- Energy - "I am a board member and co-founder of Badger Agvest – an organization that encourages innovative and cutting edge projects in the bio-energy and bio technology industries. These technologies include, but are not limited to, wind, solar, cellulosic, ethanol and bio diesel."
- Health care - "To make health care more affordable, we need families, not government and politicians, to be in control of their health care decisions and dollars. Families need choices with open disclosure of cost and quality information, so we can see the doctors we choose."
- Agriculture - "Agriculture is one of my main issues in my campaign and with good reason. Agriculture is Wisconsin's largest industry; it contributes $51.5 billion to the state's economy and accounts for 12% of all jobs."
- Tax relief - "To control taxes is the issue of controlling spending and keeping a close eye on the taxpayers' ability to pay instead of the wants of government."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ripp served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rural Affairs|
|• Small Business Development|
|• State Affairs|
|• Transportation, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ripp served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Consumer Protection, Chair|
|• Rural Economic Development|
During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ripp served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs|
|• Criminal Justice|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
Ripp won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 42. Ripp ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. Paula Cooper ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ripp defeated Paula Cooper (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 42, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Keith Ripp Incumbent||56.6%||16,394|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
Ripp was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 47. Ripp defeated Democrat Trish O'Neil in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. 
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47 General Election (2010)|
|Keith Ripp (R)||14,488|
|Trish O'Neil (D)||10,820|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Keith Ripp (R)||5,362||99.78%|
Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
- AB-34 Dairy manufacturing facility investment credit: dairy cooperatives allowed to claim
- AB-87 Ash resulting from the burning of a structure for practice or instruction of fire fighters or testing of equipment: DNR prohibited from requiring disposal in certain landfills
For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Ripp received $83,441 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Keith Ripp's campaign in 2010|
|1St District Republican Party Of Wisconsin||$1,000|
|Wisconsin Pipe Trades||$500|
|Kazmierczak, James M||$500|
|Bakke, Gregg N||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$83,441|
Rep. Ripp campaign commercial
The top 5 donors to Ripp's 2008 campaign:
|WI Republican Party||$3,800|
|WI Manufacturers & Commerce||$1,500|
|Bryant, Anthony W||$750|
|WI Restaurant Assoc||$750|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Keith + Ripp + Wisconsin + Assembly"
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- Representative Ripp's campaign
- Representative Ripp's website
- Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Keith Ripp
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions:2008
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Ripp
- Keith Ripp Issues
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Official GAB primary results
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
Fred Clark (D)
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 42
| Succeeded by|
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 47
| Succeeded by|
Robb Kahl (D)
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