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Robert Wittke

Robert Wittke

American Republican politician, member of the Wisconsin Assembly
Robert Wittke
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Intro American Republican politician, member of the Wisconsin Assembly
Is Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 23 September 1957, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
Age 63 years
Star sign Libra
Politics Republican Party
Education
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
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Biography

Robert Otto Wittke, Jr. (born September 23, 1957) is an accountant and Republican politician. He is a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly for the 62nd district, representing the northern half of Racine County.

Biography

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, to Robert Wittke, Sr., and Margaret Wittke née Jankowski, Wittke graduated from William Horlick High School in 1975 and received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 1980. He worked as a tax accountant for Modine Manufacturing in Racine from 1980 to 1986, then at Snap-on Inc. in Kenosha from 1988 to 1994. He then worked for Deloitte in their tax consultancy from 1994 to 2002. Since 2012, he has been employed by CORPTAX, a tax software as a service company based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Wittke resides in Wind Point, Wisconsin, he is married and has four children.

Political career

Wittke first ran for Racine Unified School Board in 2013, placing fourth in a top-three at-large election.

In 2015, the Wisconsin Legislature passed a law requiring Racine Unified School Board seats to be assigned to geographic districts, rather than elected at-large. Wittke ran for the newly-drawn 9th district in the 2016 school board elections. He was elected in April 2016, defeating retiree Kurt Squire. A year later, in April 2017, Wittke was elected School Board President.

In April 2018, Tom Weatherston announced that he would not seek re-election to a 4th term representing the 62nd district in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Wittke announced his candidacy for the seat the next day. He defeated John Leiber in the Republican Primary, and went on to defeat former State Senator John Lehman in the 2018 general election.

Since his election to the State Assembly, Wittke has announced that he will not seek re-election to the Racine School Board in 2019.

Electoral history

Racine School Board (2013, 2016)

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Michael Frontier 9,318 20.91%
Independent Julie McKenna 9,038 20.29%
Independent Chris Eperjesy 8,431 18.92%
Independent Robert Wittke 6,825 15.32%
Independent Roger Pfost 5,620 12.61%
Independent Kristie Formolo 5,239 11.76%
Write-ins 81 0.18%
Total votes '44,552' '100.0%'
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Wittke 3,238 61.42%
Independent Kurt Squire 2,034 38.58%
Total votes '5,272' '100.0%'

Wisconsin Assembly (2018)

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Primary Election
Democratic John Lehman 4,903 45.63%
Republican Robert Wittke 3,931 36.58%
Republican John Leiber 1,885 17.54%
Write-ins 26 0.24%
Total votes '10,745' '100.0%'
General Election
Republican Robert Wittke 16,035 54.87%
Democratic John Lehman 13,161 45.04%
Write-ins 27 0.09%
Total votes '29,223' '100.0%' +29.75%
Republican hold
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 May 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/wittke-elected-in-district-incumbents-returned-in-other-legislative-races/article_ced6e2df-d2b2-5cbc-9ad8-4ab8563286fa.html
https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/183987/robert-wittke
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/frontier-mckenna-and-eperjesy-elected-in-rusd-race/article_a8ad2bd6-9bff-11e2-a41d-0019bb2963f4.html
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/school-board-boundaries-drawn/article_a2c5c26c-de56-5953-a12a-edf6e2f203b5.html
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/wittke-elected-school-board-president/article_cdb52943-a541-50ec-aad4-a2fd443a2e47.html
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/weatherston-not-seeking-re-election-to-the-state-assembly/article_25840c6f-0b14-5af4-921e-4b8a881a63ec.html
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/wittke-announces-candidacy-for-nd-assembly-district/article_9a4efb9c-3760-54c7-bb4a-efaa4e29493a.html
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/wittke-prevails-in-assembly-district-gop-primary/article_29288fb4-221a-5b9e-89d4-d24789f2d70d.html
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/wittke-will-not-run-for-school-board-re-election-no/article_ba610e73-f8f5-5877-8044-dc28cd1efd7f.html
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/electionsuat.wi.gov/files/Representative%20to%20the%20Assembly%20-%20Canvass%20County%20by%20County%20Report%20August%202018.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/electionsuat.wi.gov/files/Summary%20Results-2018%20Gen%20Election_0.pdf
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