Keith Ripp

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Keith Ripp
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 47
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Current term ends
2010
Political party Republican
Profession President/Co-Founder, Badger Agvest LLC
Website House site
Keith Ripp (b. November 13, 1961) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 47th District since 2008. He also serves as a Town of Dane Board Supervisor.

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.[1]

On his campaign site Ripp lists five legislative priorities:[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."

Committee assignments

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 donors

2008


Rep. Ripp campaign commercial

The top 5 donors to Ripp's 2008 campaign:[3]

Donor Amount
WI Republican Party $3,800
Ripp, Keith $2,100
WI Manufacturers & Commerce $1,500
Bryant, Anthony W $750
WI Restaurant Assoc $750

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 47
2008–present
Succeeded by
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