Keith Ripp

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Keith Ripp
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 42
Incumbent
In office
2009 - 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
Birthday11/13/1961
Place of birthMadison, WI
ProfessionPresident/Co-Founder, Badger Agvest LLC
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Keith Ripp (b. November 13, 1961) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Ripp is the President and co-founder of the Badger Agvest Limited Liability Company. He also serves as a Town of Dane Board Supervisor.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Rural Affairs
Small Business Development
State Affairs
Transportation, Chair
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ripp served on these committees:

Issues

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 themes

2012

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

  • 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."

Elections

2012

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.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Ripp Incumbent 56.6% 16,394
     Democratic Paula Cooper 43.4% 12,567
     - Scattering 0% 14
Total Votes 28,975

2010

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.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Ripp (R) 14,488
Trish O'Neil (D) 10,820
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Ripp (R) 5,362 99.78%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ripp is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Ripp raised a total of $265,279 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[5]

Keith Ripp's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 42 Won $45,660
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47 Won $83,441
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47 Won $136,178
Grand Total Raised $265,279

2012

Ripp won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Ripp raised a total of $45,660.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keith Ripp's campaign in 2012
Bussian, William$1,000
Wisconsin Realtors Association$500
Berg, Troy$500
Alliant Energy$500
Frank, Joel$500
Total Raised in 2012$45,660
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ripp won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Ripp raised a total of $83,441.

2008


Rep. Ripp campaign commercial
Ripp won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Ripp raised a total of $136,178.

Personal

Ripp is a member of the Columbia/Dane County Republican Party, Ducks Unlimited, and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Clark (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 42
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 47
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Robb Kahl (D)