Travis Tranel

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 11:28, 27 May 2011 by Ltrodgers (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Travis Tranel
Travis Tranel.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 49
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Current term ends
January 3, 2013
Political party Republican
Website Assembly website
Travis Tranel is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49. He was first elected in 2010.

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. [1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tranel has been appointed to these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Tranel defeated Democratic incumbent Phil Garthwaite in the November 2 general election. He defeated Republican Dave Kuhle in the primary election. [2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Travis Tranel (R) 10,384
Phil Garthwaite (D) 7,844
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Travis Tranel (R) 3,024 54.53%
Dave Kuhle (R) 2,519 45.42%

Campaign themes

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."[3]


Tranel is married and has two children.

External links

Suggest a link