Joel Kleefisch (Rep.), 38th Assembly District
Born Waukesha, June 8, 1971; married; 2 children. Graduate Waukesha North H.S. 1989; B.A. Pepperdine U. 1993. Former investigative television news reporter for WISN-TV; legislative policy advisor and constituent director. Member: Watertown Elks Club; Watertown Moose Club; Stone Bank Lions Club; Ducks Unlimited; National Wild Turkey Federation; National Rifle Assn.; Wings Over Wisconsin; Lakewatch Volunteer Organization (founder).
Elected to Assembly 2004; reelected since 2006. Minority Caucus Vice Chairperson 2009. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Criminal Justice (chp., also 2007, mbr. 2009); Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage (vice chp.); Corrections; Labor; State Affairs (vice chp. 2007, mbr. 2005); Tourism. 2011 — Jt. Review Com. on Criminal Penalties (co-chp.); Natural Resources; Jt. Com. on Finance. 2009 — Consumer Protection; Rules; State Affairs and Homeland Security. 2007 —Children and Family Law; Colleges and Universities. 2005 — Financial Institutions; Judiciary; State-Federal Relations.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-8551; (888) 534-0038 (toll free).
Voting address: Oconomowoc 53066.
Mailing address: Office: Room 307 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708; District: P.O. Box 273, Okauchee 53069.
Content referencing Joel Kleefisch
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“Alicia’s Law” gives hope to victims and works to prevent future victimsApr 19th, 2016 by Gov. Scott Walker
Children with disabilities and those children repeatedly physically abused gain new protectionsApr 19th, 2016 by Gov. Scott Walker
Kleefisch/Taylor legislation passes with strong bipartisan supportFeb 10th, 2016 by State Rep. Chris Taylor
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