|Wisconsin State Assembly District 49|
|2011 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Loras College, 2007|
|Place of birth||Dubuque, IA|
Tranel owned and operated his own dairy farm, Tranel Farms USA, Inc, before assuming office. He is a graduate of Loras College with degrees in Economics and Finance. 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tranel served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Campaigns and Elections|
|• Family Law|
|• State and Federal Relations, Chair|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tranel served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Vice Chair|
|• Financial Institutions|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
Tranel won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 49. Tranel defeated Dave Kuhle in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Carol Beals (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Travis Tranel Incumbent||54.2%||14,218|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Travis Tranel Incumbent||64.5%||3,773|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49 General Election (2010)|
|Travis Tranel (R)||10,384|
|Phil Garthwaite (D)||7,844|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Travis Tranel (R)||3,024||54.53%|
|Dave Kuhle (R)||2,519||45.42%|
Tranel lists his positions on the following issues on his website:
- Jobs -Supports attracting new business, lower spending and taxes for job creators.
- Economy - He says the people are the area's greatest asset.
- Taxes - Wants to lower taxes so people can keep more of what they earn.
- Roads & Transportation - Believes the proposed rail project will become a drain on transportation resources.
- Farming & Agriculture - Supports maintaining and strengthening the "strong rural farming and agricultural economy."
- Health care - Supports "tax deductible personal health care savings accounts and health and fitness education."
- Values - Believes in the "value of life and the sanctity of marriage."
- Education - Believes that Platteville and Southwest Technical Colleges are important parts of southwestern Wisconsin's economy."
Comprehensive donor information for Tranel is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Tranel raised a total of $283,727 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.
|Travis Tranel's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49||$91,502|
|2010||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49||$93,471|
|2008||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49||$98,754|
|Grand Total Raised||$283,727|
2012Tranel won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Tranel raised a total of $91,502.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Travis Tranel's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$91,502|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Tranel won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Tranel raised a total of $93,471.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Travis Tranel's campaign in 2010|
|Tang, Mathias H||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$93,471|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Tranel lost the election for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Tranel raised a total of $98,754.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Travis Tranel's campaign in 2008|
|Wisconsin Republican Party||$11,000|
|Tranel For Assembly||$5,448|
|Tranel, Travis J||$5,079|
|Schneller, James T||$600|
|Total Raised in 2008||$98,754|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Tranel is married and has two children.
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- Travis Tranel on the Wisconsin State Assembly website
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Tranel on Facebook
- Tranel on YouTube
- Tranel campaign website biography
- Wisconsin Department of Elections - Official Primary Results
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Official GAB primary results
- Tranel's campaign website - Issues
- followthemoney.org, "Tranel, Travis," accessed June 6, 2013
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