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Chris Kapenga

Chris Kapenga (Rep.), 99th Assembly District

Born Zeeland, MI, February 19, 1972; married; 2 children. Graduate Holland Christian (Holland, MI) 1990. B.S. in accountancy, Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) 1994. Business owner. Former certified public accountant. Member: Elmbrook Church Financial Counseling (dir.). Former member: WSCA School Bd. (vice chm., treas., secy.); WICPA; Metro-Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce; Institute of Management Accountants (bd. mbr.).

Elected to Assembly 2010; reelected 2012. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Constitution and Ethics (chp.); Financial Institutions (vice chp.); Health; Jobs, Economy and Mining; Labor. 2011 — Labor and Workforce Development (vice chp.); Insurance; Jobs, Economy and Small Business; Ways and Means.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-3007; (888) 529-0099 (toll free).
Voting address: Delafield 53018.
Mailing address: Office: Room 220 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.

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Legislature Partially Restores Historic Preservation Program

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Acts 37 - 56

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Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Acts 200 - 257.

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Governor Scott Walker Announces Special Election for 99th Assembly District
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Special Election for 99th Assembly District

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Rep. Richards calls on Gov. Walker to renounce arresting federal officials who are doing their jobs
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Rep. Richards calls on Gov. Walker to renounce arresting federal officials who are doing their jobs

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