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Bill Kramer for State Senate

January 26, 2010

This makes things interesting:

State Assemblyman Bill Kramer has announced he will seek to replace Ted Kanavas in the State Senate. This coming just hours after Rich Zipperer makes his announcement as well.

WAUKESHA , WI – Today, State Representative Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) announced his intention to seek the State Senate seat being vacated by Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield).

Kramer, first elected to the State Assembly in 2006, represents the City and parts of the Town of Waukesha . He is currently the Assembly Ranking Member on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and also sits on the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee , Insurance Committee, Financial Institutions Committee , and Criminal Justice Committee .

Representative Kramer has spent his tenure in the Assembly focusing on key issues like state budget reform, where he worked to better control, account for, and monitor state expenditures. He has frequently criticized Governor Doyle’s misguided tax and spend policies .

Representative Kramer has also been tireless in his efforts to repeal Wisconsin ’s minimum markup law, a relic of the Great Depression that has harmed Wisconsin consumers and runs contrary to our free-market principles. The law requires a 9.18% markup in the price of gasoline and also prohibits door buster sales and $4 prescription drug programs offered by many retailers.

“ Wisconsin taxpayers deserve an advocate in the State Senate who is willing to stand up on their behalf in the State Senate. Democrats in Madison and Washington , DC continue to ignore the needs of our state’s job creators and working families. I have been an outspoken critic of the Democrats’ proposed $5 billion in tax increases and I will continue to pursue policies that empower our state’s entrepreneurs so they can create jobs without concern of an out-of-control state government that continues to impinge on our families’ pocketbooks,” noted Kramer.

Representative Kramer grew up Waukesha , having lived there for 40 years. He is a member of St. Mary’s Church in Waukesha , a regular volunteer in the community and is a longtime member of the Waukesha County Republican Party .

Kramer graduated from the Duke University School of Law in 1994.

He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial PlannerTM and owner of Kramer Financial Management.

I guess this is what happens when you live in a strong Republican area. You’re going to get good competition for that seat, with quality candidates. I think both Assemblymen Bill Kramer and Rich Zipperer match up rather well on paper. Both are law school graduates, both have made quite a career in the assembly and have strong conservative credentials.  Both of these men were part of Ted Kanavas’ senate district.

This makes the Hartford/Richfield area, which is represented by Don Pridemore rather interesting. It could become the battle ground area for this primary election seeing has he is the only of the three assemblymen not to enter the race (as of yet).

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