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Roger Roth

Roger Roth (Rep.), 19th Senate District

Born Appleton, February 5, 1978; married; 2 children. Graduate St. Mary Central H.S. (Menasha) 1996; B.S. history UW-Oshkosh 2001. Self-employed home builder. Member Wis. Air National Guard since 2003; Iraq War veteran. Member: Valley Homebuilders Assn.; American Legion; AMVETS; VFW.

Elected to Assembly 2006-08; elected to Senate 2014. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2015 — Workforce Development, Public Works and Military Affairs (chp.); Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry (vice chp.); Insurance, Housing, and Trade; Jt. Com. on Information Policy and Technology. Assembly committee assignments: 2009 — Elections and Campaign Finance Reform; Housing (vice chp. 2007); Insurance; Jt. Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on High-Risk Juvenile Offenders; Law Revision. 2007 — Financial Institutions; Jobs and the Economy; Workforce Development; State Capitol and Executive Residence Bd.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-0718.
Voting address: 1910 West Charles Street, Appleton 54914.
Mailing address: Office: Room 306 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.

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Roger Roth Delivers for Owners of Professional Sports Franchise and Foreign Corporation, Not Fox Valley Workers
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Roger Roth Delivers for Owners of Professional Sports Franchise and Foreign Corporation, Not Fox Valley Workers

Milwaukee Bucks Get New Stadium, Foxconn Gets Billions, Fox Valley Workers Get Bupkis

Republican Opposition to Kimberly-Clark Bill Intensifies
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Republican Opposition to Kimberly-Clark Bill Intensifies

Lack of Leadership from Roth Makes Senate Vote Unlikely

Campaign Cash: Liberal Outside Groups Spend Big
Campaign Cash

Liberal Outside Groups Spend Big

More spending for Democrats in five of six key state senate races.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Kimberly-Clark
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Kimberly-Clark

"My message to Kimberly-Clark employees is simple: we are fighting for you. We are working together to keep your jobs in Wisconsin."

Campaign Cash: Massive Spending by Realtors for One Legislator
Campaign Cash

Massive Spending by Realtors for One Legislator

Spending $208,000 to reelect state Sen. Roger Roth, 7 times more than he has spent.

The State of Politics: Kimberly-Clark Won’t Get Tax Break
The State of Politics

Kimberly-Clark Won’t Get Tax Break

Company demands subsidy by September 30. Why that won’t happen.

The State of Politics: 6 Senate Races Will Decide Party Control
The State of Politics

6 Senate Races Will Decide Party Control

Stakes are high, including control over 2020 redistricting.

Governor Walker Calls on Department of Transportation to Evaluate Expanding the Interstate 41 Corridor in the Fox Valley
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Governor Walker Calls on Department of Transportation to Evaluate Expanding the Interstate 41 Corridor in the Fox Valley

"...I am calling on the Department of Transportation to evaluate expanding the Interstate 41 section between Appleton and DePere."

Kimberly-Clark Will Consider State Subsidy

Kimberly-Clark Will Consider State Subsidy

Open to state incentives, the company says, now that union has agreed to concessions.

The State of Politics: Growing Concern Over Dark Store Loophole
The State of Politics

Growing Concern Over Dark Store Loophole

Shift of property taxes from retail stores to homeowners worries many Republicans.

Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance
Campaign Cash: Legislators’ Donations Up 40% in 2017
Campaign Cash

Legislators’ Donations Up 40% in 2017

Most of it to Republicans, who have 3.2 times more campaign cash than Democrats.

The State of Politics: New GOP Senators Have Clout
The State of Politics

New GOP Senators Have Clout

They may decide if Walker gets last minute laws he’s pushing for his reelection campaign.

Leah announces 300+ Wisconsin endorsements
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Leah announces 300+ Wisconsin endorsements

Leah has also been endorsed by former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Maggie’s List, RightNOW Women PAC and VIEW PAC.

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.

Governor Walker Signs Bills Supporting Veterans into Law at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau
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Governor Walker Signs Bills Supporting Veterans into Law at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau

"The proven skills, dedication, and work ethic of our veterans and service members illustrate their key role in keeping Wisconsin’s workforce strong and successful."

Op Ed: Law Stacks Constitutional Convention
Op Ed

Law Stacks Constitutional Convention

Wisconsin 28th state to approve convention; 7 of 9 state delegates would be Republican.

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

Op Ed: What Happened to Wisconsin?
Op Ed

What Happened to Wisconsin?

Decades of bipartisan commitment to protecting environment have been abandoned. Why?

Campaign Cash: One Million Acres of Wetlands Endangered
Campaign Cash

One Million Acres of Wetlands Endangered

Republican bill backed by big business could eliminate one-fifth of state’s wetlands.

Campaign Cash: Business Lobby Delays “Dark Stores” Bill?
Campaign Cash

Business Lobby Delays “Dark Stores” Bill?

Bill overturns ruling that assesses big-box stores as though they are empty.

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law

Acts 37 - 56

Campaign Cash: WMC Wants Another Business Tax Break
Campaign Cash

WMC Wants Another Business Tax Break

Bill increases construction industry tax exemption; pushed by legislator whose business will benefit.

Campaign Cash: Bill Ends Chain Store Tax Loophole
Campaign Cash

Bill Ends Chain Store Tax Loophole

Proposed by GOP legislators, opposed by business lobbyists.

Campaign Cash: Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550
Campaign Cash

Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550

The two nominees also gave more than $64,000 to other candidates.

Constitutional Convention, No Dems Allowed

Constitutional Convention, No Dems Allowed

State bill says GOP picks all delegates to convention championed by Kochs.

Senators Give Themselves 31% Increase

Senators Give Themselves 31% Increase

In non-public meeting they approve 31% raise in their per day expenses.

Fighting the “Dark Store Loophole”

Fighting the “Dark Store Loophole”

Big box stores like Walgreens and Menards claim tax loophole. Cities oppose it.

Campaign Cash: GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors
Campaign Cash

GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors

Lawyers paid $2.1 million to defend gerrymandering, give $76,000 to politicians.

Senator Fitzgerald Reelected Majority Leader
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Senator Fitzgerald Reelected Majority Leader

“I am honored to once again be representing this group of outstanding conservative leaders and thrilled to be growing our ranks for the upcoming legislative session.”

Governor Scott Walker Signs Law Creating New WIC Internship Program for Dieticians
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Law Creating New WIC Internship Program for Dieticians

Senate Bill 402 – requires the Department of Health Services to establish a dietetic internship program under the state’s Women, Infants, and Children supplemental food program.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law

Acts 154 - 199.

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.

Murphy’s Law: The Republican Spoils System
Murphy’s Law

The Republican Spoils System

The bill to kill civil service aims to create a one-party government, from top to bottom.

AFP Applauds Efforts to Modernize State Recruitment and Retention
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AFP Applauds Efforts to Modernize State Recruitment and Retention

Bill would reform outdated employment policies improving government efficiency and accountability

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Recruitment and Retention Reforms
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Recruitment and Retention Reforms

Governor Scott Walker today released the following statement regarding recruitment and retention reform legislation to be introduced by Senator Roger Roth and Representative Jim Steineke

The State of Politics: Conservative Power Rises in Senate
The State of Politics

Conservative Power Rises in Senate

With the replacement of two key GOP moderates, Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has far more power.

GOP Had More Campaign Cash — And Votes

GOP Had More Campaign Cash — And Votes

Republican victories weren't about redistricting, but about more votes. But they did have a huge cash advantage.