Michelle Litjens

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Michelle Litjens
Michelle Litjens.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 56
Former officeholder
In office
2011 - January 3, 2013
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1995
Date of birth09/28/1972
Place of birthSaint Louis, MO
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Michelle Litjens is a former Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 56 from 2011 to 2013.

Litjens and her husband own and operate Land Pride Properties in Oshkosh. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a degree in Political Science and Communications.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Litjens served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Litjens was elected to District 56 in the November 2, 2010, general election. Litjens was opposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election by Republicans Jim Pleuss and Jay Schroeder.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 56 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michelle Litjens (R) 5,605 59.87%
Jim Pleuss (R) 2,580 27.56%
Jay Schroeder (R) 1,175 12.55%

Campaign themes

Litjens' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Spending - "Cut Spending! Wisconsin cannot spend more money than we acquire. "
  • Taxes -"In Wisconsin we are being taxed more and more each year with less to show for it. Property taxes alone are the 8th highest in the country."
  • Jobs/Economy - "Wisconsin must reduce the tax and regulatory burden put on businesses so they can flourish and start hiring again! "
  • Life - "I believe it's a baby. It is our moral duty to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I am pro-life."
  • 2nd Amendment - "I support allowing Concealed Carry permits in Wisconsin. We are one of only three states in the Country without that right."
  • Healthcare - "We do not have a healthcare crisis, we have an affordability issue. "
  • Education - "We need to reinstate local control of our schools, give school boards help in negotiating contracts to bring salaries and benefits in line with the private sector and get back to educating our children so that they can grow to become productive members of our society."
  • Immigration - "Everyone is welcome in our country, they must follow the rules to get here. "
  • Government - "perhaps if our representatives spent more time at home and less time dreaming up ways to spend more money, our state would be in a much better financial situation today. "[3]

Campaign donors

In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan Assembly candidates.[4]


In 2010, when Litjens first won election to the State Assembly, she collected $59,631 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Michelle Litjens $17,724
Alliant Energy $500
Taxpayers for Suder $500
Wisconsin Builders Association $500
Chris Hanson for Assembly $500
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance $500
Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin $500
Wisconsin Realtors Association $500
12 individual donors $500 each


Litjens is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Roth, Jr.
Wisconsin State Assembly District 56
2010 - 2013
Succeeded by
Dave Murphy (R)