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Samantha Kerkman
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 61
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1996
Personal
Birthday03/06/1974
Place of birthBurlington, WI
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Samantha Kerkman (b. March 6, 1974) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 61. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Kerkman is a member of Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Powers Lake Sportsmen Club, Randall Fire Department Auxiliary, Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church, Post 544- Twin Lakes American Legion Auxiliary, Twin Lakes Chamber and Area Business Association, and Auxiliary Post 5830- Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kerkman has previously worked as a legislative aide.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Audit, Chair
Children and Families
Judiciary
Ways and Means, Vice-chair
Joint Legislative Audit, Co-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues


Rep. Kerkman speaking at a Memorial Day celebration

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-155 Alcohol beverages knowingly provided to 18, 19, or 20 year old on a licensed premise: penalties created if the underage person suffers great bodily harm or death
  • AB-192 Highway construction or maintenance worker: intentionally causing bodily harm to made a felony
  • AB-280 Computer used in the commission of a crime is subject to forfeiture, contraband provision removed; law enforcement agency may retain, donate, or sell it

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign themes

2012

Kerkman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Building Wisconsin‘s Economy – "We need to continue to grow our economy and help businesses have the opportunity to create jobs. I supported legislation to give local governments the tools they need to attract and retain companies in Wisconsin."
  • Seniors – "I voted for legislation that would eliminate taxes on pension income making it more affordable to stay in Wisconsin."
  • Education – "I have made it my mission to visit the great schools in my district over the past eight years. This has given me the knowledge to fight to continue our commitment for funding K-12 education at a record level of $12.3 billion over the next two years."
  • Healthcare – "I believe access to affordable health care is critical to the residents of Wisconsin. I’ve worked to ensure that eligibility and benefits for Medical Assistance, Badger-Care and SeniorCare are protected."
  • Taxes – "I continue to work to hold the line on tax increases. I supported the continuation of the property tax freeze on local governments. Levy increases are limited to 3.86% or net new growth."

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Samantha Kerkman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kerkman was unopposed in the general election,[2][3] and was re-elected for another term.[4]


2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Kerkman won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 61. Kerkman ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated District 66 incumbent John Steinbrink (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamantha Kerkman Incumbent 55.7% 16,589
     Democratic John Steinbrink Incumbent 44.3% 13,186
     - Scattering 0.1% 23
Total Votes 29,798

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Kerkman was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 66. She defeated Democrat Steven Brown in the general election on November 2, 2010. Kerkman was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Samantha Kerkman (R) 14,502
Steven Brown (D) 6,284
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Samantha Kerkman (R) 5,203 99.48%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kerkman is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Kerkman raised a total of $188,312 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[8]

Samantha Kerkman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 61 Won $58,193
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66 Won $18,344
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66 Won $21,133
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66 Won $19,593
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66 Won $19,134
2002 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66 Won $11,050
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66 Won $40,865
Grand Total Raised $188,312

2012

Kerkman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kerkman raised a total of $58,193.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Samantha Kerkman's campaign in 2012
Republican Party of Kenosha County$2,200
Yule, Sally$1,000
Hardt, William A$1,000
Geason, Robert A$684
Wisconsin Bankers Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$58,193
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kerkman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kerkman raised a total of $18,344.

2008

Kerkman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Kerkman raised a total of $21,133.

2006

Kerkman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Kerkman raised a total of $19,593.

2004

Kerkman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Kerkman raised a total of $19,134.

2002

Kerkman won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Kerkman raised a total of $11,050.

2000

Kerkman won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Kerkman raised a total of $40,865.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Turner (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 61
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 66
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Cory Mason (D)