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Joel Kitchens

Joel C. Kitchens (Rep.), 1st Assembly District

Born Washington, DC, September 20, 1957; married; 3 children.  Graduate Ballard H.S. (Louisville, Ky.) 1975; B.S. Ohio St. U. 1979; D.V.M. Ohio St. U. 1983.  Large animal veterinarian.  Member:  Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church; Wis. Veterinary Medicine Assn.; American Veterinary Medicine Assn.  Sturgeon Bay Bd. of Education, 2000-14.

Elected to Assembly 2014.  Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Education (vice chp.); Agriculture; Environment and Forestry; Financial Institutions; Tourism; Workforce Development.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-5350; (888) 482-0001 (toll free); District: (920) 743-7990.
E-mail: Rep.Kitchens@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 1117 Cove Road, Sturgeon Bay 54235.
Mailing address: Office: Room 10 West, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.

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4-Year-Old Kindergarten Gets Bipartisan Support

4-Year-Old Kindergarten Gets Bipartisan Support

Senate taking up bills in committee that would expand early childhood education programs.

Working for Clean Energy a Tricky Task

Working for Clean Energy a Tricky Task

Polls show bipartisan support, but how you talk about it matters.

Op Ed: Finally, Some Leadership on Teen Mothers
Op Ed

Finally, Some Leadership on Teen Mothers

Republican and Democratic legislators offer separate bills to provide broader access to contraceptives.

Gerrymandering Bill is Bipartisan

Gerrymandering Bill is Bipartisan

Three Republican legislators are co-sponsers of bill calling for nonpartisan redistricting.

Transportation: Electric Scooters Could Return This Year
Transportation

Electric Scooters Could Return This Year

Bill working its way through state Legislature to legalize electric scooters.

Farmers, Environmentalists Applaud Water Quality Trading Bill

Farmers, Environmentalists Applaud Water Quality Trading Bill

GOP bill would create a clearinghouse to trade credits from reducing water pollution.

Statement on Cowles Water Quality Trading Bill
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Statement on Cowles Water Quality Trading Bill

"I am encouraged to see continued attention on solutions that will reduce the phosphorus pollution that plagues our waterways."

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

Gerrymandering and decline in number of candidates leaves 2.5 million residents with no choice.

Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance
Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care
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Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care

This legislative bill package was created by the 2017 Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care.

Governor Walker Signs Bills on Improving Family Access to High-Quality Child Care, Creating Transitional Jobs Program for Wisconsin Veterans, and Increasing Funding for Watershed Protection Grants
Bipartisan animal first aid bill passes Assembly
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Bipartisan animal first aid bill passes Assembly

Next stop: Governor Walker’s signature

Campaign Cash: Assembly Approves Rollback of Wetlands Protection
Campaign Cash

Assembly Approves Rollback of Wetlands Protection

Bill backed by WMC, Kochs, could destroy 1 million acres of wetlands.

Court Watch: GOP Legislators Push Harsher Bail Rules
Court Watch

GOP Legislators Push Harsher Bail Rules

State constitutional amendment opposed by defense lawyers, supported by City of Milwaukee.

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

Republican assembly districts are up to 96% white, senate districts as high as 95% white.

The State of Politics: Politics May Doom School Funding Panel
The State of Politics

Politics May Doom School Funding Panel

Nearly everyone agrees system needs reform, but can’t agree how to do it.

Op Ed: New Approach to Funding Schools Needed
Op Ed

New Approach to Funding Schools Needed

Blue Ribbon Commission studying the many problems with current approach.

Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law

Acts 65-83.

With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families
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With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families

Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations

Leah unveils 100+ Wisconsin endorsements
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Leah unveils 100+ Wisconsin endorsements

Elected officials, grassroots activists and business owners unite behind Leah

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 293 Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 293 Into Law

Act 36 makes several technical changes to the state’s voucher programs.

Campaign Cash: Big Agriculture Rewards Legislators
Campaign Cash

Big Agriculture Rewards Legislators

Industry wants high capacity wells, gives $220,000 to key committee members.

Tainted Water: Water Woes Big Issue in Fall Elections
Tainted Water

Water Woes Big Issue in Fall Elections

Water pollution hotly debated in key legislative races and Feingold vs Johnson.

Conservation Scorecard Shows Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land
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Conservation Scorecard Shows Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land

Conservation Scorecard 2015-2016 Released

Tainted Water: Bacteria Taints State’s Drinking Water
Tainted Water

Bacteria Taints State’s Drinking Water

169,00 households served by private wells that tested positive for coliform bacteria.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Acts 200 - 257.

Death by a Thousand Straws (AB 874)
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Death by a Thousand Straws (AB 874)

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters' Statement

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Walker “Listening Sessions” Not for All

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Polluter Grab Bag (AB 600/SB 459)
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Polluter Grab Bag (AB 600/SB 459)

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters' Statement

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed 49 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Plenty of Horne: Conservation Voters Convene
Plenty of Horne

Conservation Voters Convene

Former congressmen Obey and Petri make a League of Conservation Voters fundraiser a stop on their bipartisan road trip.

New Radio Ads, Mail Pieces Thank Legislators for Prevailing Wage and Budget
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New Radio Ads, Mail Pieces Thank Legislators for Prevailing Wage and Budget

Legislature Shows Yet Again It Has The Courage To Do What's Right for Wisconsin Taxpayers