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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Robert Wittke (Republican) is a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 62. Wittke was elected to the office on November 6, 2018.

Wittke is the District 9 representative on the Racine Board of Education in Wisconsin. Wittke won a three-year term in the general election on April 5, 2016.

Wittke earned his B.A. in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a senior implementation specialist with Corptax Inc. Wittke and his wife have two children attending district schools.

Education

  • BBA, Accounting, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, 1979-1980

Professional Experience

  • BBA, Accounting, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, 1979-1980
  • Software Implementation Specialist, CORPTAX, Incorporated, 2012-present
  • Corporate Property Tax Representative, Wickes Companies, Incorporated
  • Consultant, Global Resource Professionals, 2006-2011
  • Senior Tax Manager/Tax Manager/Regional Sales Manager, Deloitte and Touche Tax Technologies, 1994-2002
  • Senior Tax Accountant, Snap on Tools, 1988-1994
  • Corporate Senior Tax Accountant, Modine Manufacturing Company, 1980-1986

Political Experience

  • BBA, Accounting, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, 1979-1980
  • Software Implementation Specialist, CORPTAX, Incorporated, 2012-present
  • Corporate Property Tax Representative, Wickes Companies, Incorporated
  • Consultant, Global Resource Professionals, 2006-2011
  • Senior Tax Manager/Tax Manager/Regional Sales Manager, Deloitte and Touche Tax Technologies, 1994-2002
  • Senior Tax Accountant, Snap on Tools, 1988-1994
  • Corporate Senior Tax Accountant, Modine Manufacturing Company, 1980-1986
  • Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 62, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 62, 2018

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Colleges and Universities Committee

Member, Education Committee

Member, Jobs and the Economy Committee

Member, Science and Technology Committee

Vice Chair, Ways and Means Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BBA, Accounting, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, 1979-1980
  • Software Implementation Specialist, CORPTAX, Incorporated, 2012-present
  • Corporate Property Tax Representative, Wickes Companies, Incorporated
  • Consultant, Global Resource Professionals, 2006-2011
  • Senior Tax Manager/Tax Manager/Regional Sales Manager, Deloitte and Touche Tax Technologies, 1994-2002
  • Senior Tax Accountant, Snap on Tools, 1988-1994
  • Corporate Senior Tax Accountant, Modine Manufacturing Company, 1980-1986
  • Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 62, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 62, 2018
  • President, Racine Unified School District Board of Education, 2017-present
  • Member, Steering Committee, Academies of Racine, present
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 62

Robert Wittke (R) defeated John Lehman (D) in the general election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 62 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Robert Wittke (R)
54.9
16,035

John Lehman (D)
45.0
13,161
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
27

Total votes: 29,223
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 62

John Lehman advanced from the Democratic primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 62 on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

John Lehman (D)
100
4,903

Total votes: 4,903
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 62

Robert Wittke defeated John Leiber in the Republican primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 62 on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Robert Wittke (R)
67.6
3,931

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John Leiber (R)
32.4
1,885

Total votes: 5,816


2016

The 2016 election for all nine seats on the Racine Unified School District was the district's first using a by district system rather than electing members at-large. A primary election was held on February 16, 2016, for Districts 6 and 7 with the general election on April 5, 2016. Board candidates were required to live in their election districts. The change was enshrined in state law through legislation sponsored by State Sen. Van Wanggaard (R) and State Rep. Tom Weatherson (R), who represent districts that include Racine. The election districts approved by the school board on October 27, 2015, led to three races in 2016 where three incumbents were assured defeat because they faced fellow board members.

Candidates backed by the Wisconsin AFL-CIO won seven of the board's nine seats in 2016. Michelle Duchow in District 1 was not endorsed due to her unopposed race and District 9 winner Robert Wittke was endorsed by The Journal Times as a candidate who would stand up to unions.

District 1 candidate Michelle Duchow was the only unopposed candidate in the race. Dennis Wiser defeated fellow incumbent John Koetz in District 2, while incumbent Michael Frontier ousted fellow board member Pamala Handrow in District 3. Julie McKenna defeated Kim Plache to take the District 4 seat. Challenger Steven Hooper defeated incumbent Chuck Goodremote for the District 5 seat. Newcomer Matthew Hanser narrowly defeated board president Melvin Hargrove in District 8. Incumbent Don Nielsen finished first in the District 7 race against challenger Brian O'Connell. Nielsen and O'Connell defeated Adrienne Moore in the primary. Three newcomers were guaranteed to join the board after this election with no incumbents running in Districts 1, 6 and 9. John Heckenlively defeated Jim Venturini for the District 6 seat, while Robert Wittke defeated Kurt Squire in District 9. Ernest Ni'A was defeated by Heckenlively and Venturini in the District 6 primary. Bryn Biemeck was removed from the ballot in District 6 following a Wisconsin Government Accountability Board appeal by the Racine Education Association.

Results

Racine Unified School District,
District 9 General Election, 3-year term, 2016
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Wittke 61.42% 3,238
Kurt Squire 38.58% 2,034
Total Votes 5,272
Source: Racine Unified School District, "Racine Board of Education Official Election Results," accessed June 15, 2016
Endorsements
Wittke received the endorsement of The Journal Times prior to the general election.
Articles

Issue Position: Fighting for Farmers

Jan. 1, 2018

It has been an amazing sight to watch Racine County change over the last 50 years. I remember when Racine was primarily an agriculture and manufacturing hub. Racine County sure has grown. However, we must never forget our past or our foundation. The foundation of our county is agriculture, dairy, and small shops like the ones in Husher. We have beautiful communities in Norway, Raymond, and Caledonia full of farmers that make their living through hard-work and dedication. I promise to be your Representative in Madison. It is imperative that the focus of state resources don't all go to a few central locations but are enjoyed by many in rural areas. We will work to get you the skilled labor that you need to manage your operations, improve the quality of the schools that your children attend, and have quality roads that can get your product to market. I will fight for you in our state capital.

Issue Position: Second Amendment Rights

Jan. 1, 2018

As your Assemblyman it is my duty to protect the federal and state constitutions, including your constitutional right to keep and bear arms as well as your right to defend yourself and your family. I will work with the Assembly to find ways to protect law-abiding citizens while keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals.

Issue Position: Pro-Life

Jan. 1, 2018

Protecting the sanctity of life has always been important to me. As a father of four great kids I am proudly pro-life. I believe that it is important to protect the unborn. I also want to make it easier for parents to adopt children and assist mothers with raising children. Being pro-life doesn't end when the child is born, we must protect our children as they grow and develop as well as keep them safe in our schools.

Events

2018

Nov. 6
Election DAY!

Tue 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM CST

Racine, WI