99th Wisconsin Legislature

The Ninety-Ninth Wisconsin Legislature was convened on January 5, 2009. The session is scheduled to end on January 3, 2011, and the final adjournment for regular legislative activity is scheduled for May 26, 2010.[1]


  • 2009 regular session
  • June 2009 special session: June 24–29, 2009. (Called by governor to address revision to state hospital assessment)[2]
  • December 2009 extraordinary session: December 16, 2009. (Called by legislature to pass DUI law)[3]
  • December 2009 special session: December 16, 2009. (Called by governor to address MPS proposal) [4]

Party summary


Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
previous legislature 18 15 33 0
Begin 18 15 33 0
Final voting share 54.5% 45.4%
Beginning of next session 14 19 33 0


Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Independent Republican Vacant
previous session 47 0 52 0
Begin 52 1 46 0 0
Final voting share 52.5% 1.1% 46.4%
Beginning of next session 38 1 60 99 0



President of the Senate: Sen. Fred Risser
President pro tempore: Sen. Pat Kreitlow
Chief Clerk: Hon. Robert J. Marchant
Sergeant at arms: Hon. Edward A. Blazel

Democratic leadership
Majority leader: Sen. Russ Decker
Assistant minority leader: Sen. Dave Hansen
Caucus chairperson: Sen. John W. Lehman
Caucus vice chairperson: Sen. Kathleen Vinehout
Caucus sergeant at arms: Sen. Jim Holperin
Republican leadership
Minority leader: Sen. Scott L. Fitzgerald
Assistant minority leader: Sen. Glenn Grothman
Caucus chairperson: Sen. Joe Leibham
Caucus vice chairperson: Sen. Sheila Harsdorf
Caucus sergeant at arms: None


Speaker of the Assembly: Rep. Michael J. Sheridan
Speaker pro tempore: Rep. Tony Staskunas
Chief clerk: Hon. Patrick E. Fuller
Sergeant at arms: Hon. William Nagy

Democratic leadership
Majority Leader: Rep. Thomas M. Nelson
Assistant majority leader: Rep. Donna J. Seidel
Caucus chairperson: Rep. Peter W. Barca
Caucus vice chairperson: Rep. Barbara Toles
Caucus secretary: Rep. Ann Hraychuck
Caucus sergeant at arms: Rep. Marlin Schneider
Republican leadership
Minority Leader: Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald
Assistant minority leader: Rep. Mark Gottlieb
Caucus chairperson: Rep. Scott Suder
Caucus vice chairperson: Rep. Joel Kleefisch
Caucus secretary: Rep. Mary Williams
Caucus sergeant at arms: Rep. Gary Tauchen[5]



Members of the Wisconsin Senate for the Ninety-ninth Wisconsin Legislature (33):

District Home Senator Party
1 De Pere Alan Lasee Republican
2 Green Bay Robert Cowles Republican
3 Milwaukee Tim Carpenter Democratic
4 Milwaukee Lena Taylor Democratic
5 Wauwatosa Jim Sullivan Democratic
6 Milwaukee Spencer Coggs Democratic
7 South Milwaukee Jeffrey Plale Democratic
8 River Hills Alberta Darling Republican
9 Sheboygan Joe Leibham Republican
10 River Falls Sheila Harsdorf Republican
11 Elkhorn Neal Kedzie Republican
12 Conover Jim Holperin Democratic
13 Juneau Scott L. Fitzgerald Republican
14 Ripon Luther Olsen Republican
15 Beloit Judy Robson Democratic
16 Monona Mark Miller Democratic
17 Richland Center Dale Schultz Republican
18 Fond du Lac Randy Hopper Republican
19 Neenah Michael G. Ellis Republican
20 West Bend Glenn Grothman Republican
21 Racine John W. Lehman Democratic
22 Pleasant Prairie Robert Wirch Democratic
23 Chippewa Falls Pat Kreitlow Democratic
24 Stevens Point Julie Lassa Democratic
25 Poplar Robert Jauch Democratic
26 Madison Fred Risser Democratic
27 Waunakee Jon Erpenbach Democratic
28 New Berlin Mary Lazich Republican
29 Schofield Russ Decker Democratic
30 Green Bay Dave Hansen Democratic
31 Alma Kathleen Vinehout Democratic
32 La Crosse Dan Kapanke Republican
33 Brookfield Theodore Kanavas Republican


Members of the Assembly for the Ninety-ninth Wisconsin Legislature (99):[6]

District Home Assemblyperson Party
1 Sister Bay Garey Bies Republican
2 Francis Creek Ted Zigmunt Democrat
3 Forest Junction Alvin Ott Republican
4 Green Bay Phil Montgomery Republican
5 Kaukauna Tom Nelson Democrat
6 Bonduel Gary Tauchen Republican
7 Milwaukee Peggy Krusick Democrat
8 Milwaukee Pedro Colón Democrat
9 Milwaukee Josh Zepnick Democrat
10 Milwaukee Annette Polly Williams Democrat
11 Milwaukee Jason Fields Democrat
12 Milwaukee Frederick P. Kessler Democrat
13 Milwaukee David Cullen Democrat
14 Wauwatosa Leah Vukmir Republican
15 West Allis Tony Staskunas Democrat
16 Milwaukee Leon Young Democrat
17 Milwaukee Barbara Toles Democrat
18 Milwaukee Tamara Grigsby Democrat
19 Milwaukee Jon Richards Democrat
20 Milwaukee Christine Sinicki Democrat
21 S. Milwaukee Mark Honadel Republican
22 Whitefish Bay Sandy Pasch Democrat
23 Mequon Jim Ott Republican
24 Germantown Dan Knodl Republican
25 Manitowoc Bob Ziegelbauer Democrat
26 Sheboygan Terry Van Akkeren Democrat
27 Elkhart Lake Steve Kestell Republican
28 Balsam Lake Ann Hraychuck Democrat
29 Baldwin John Murtha Republican
30 Hudson Kitty Rhoades Republican
31 Whitewater Stephen Nass Republican
32 Williams Bay Thomas Lothian Republican
33 Pewaukee Scott Newcomer Republican
34 Eagle River Dan Meyer Republican
35 Merrill Donald Friske Republican
36 Crivitz Jeffrey Mursau Republican
37 Fort Atkinson Andy Jorgensen Democrat
38 Oconomowoc Joel Kleefisch Republican
39 Horicon Jeff Fitzgerald Republican
40 Waupaca Kevin David Petersen Republican
41 Markesan Joan Ballweg Republican
42 Baraboo Fred Clark Democrat
43 Whitewater Kim Hixson Democrat
44 Janesville Michael J. Sheridan Democrat
45 Beloit Chuck Benedict Democrat
46 Sun Prairie Gary Hebl Democrat
47 Lodi Keith Ripp Republican
48 Madison Joe Parisi Democrat
49 Fennimore Phil Garthwaite Democrat
50 Reedsburg Ed Brooks Republican
51 Dodgeville Steve Hilgenberg Democrat
52 Fond du Lac John Townsend Republican
53 Oshkosh Richard Spanbauer Republican
54 Oshkosh Gordon Hintz Democrat
55 Neenah Dean Kaufert Republican
56 Appleton Roger Roth Republican
57 Appleton Penny Bernard Schaber Democrat
58 West Bend Patricia Strachota Republican
59 Cascade Daniel LeMahieu Republican
60 Port Washington Mark Gottlieb Republican
61 Racine Robert L. Turner Democrat
62 Racine Cory Mason Democrat
63 Caledonia Robin Vos Republican
64 Kenosha Peter Barca Democrat
65 Pleasant Prairie John Steinbrink Democrat
66 Burlington Samantha Kerkman Republican
67 Chippewa Falls Jeffrey Wood Independent
68 Eau Claire Kristen Dexter Democrat
69 Abbotsford Scott Suder Republican
70 Milladore Amy Sue Vruwink Democrat
71 Stevens Point Louis Molepske Democrat
72 Wisconsin Rapids Marlin Schneider Democrat
73 Superior Nick Milroy Democrat
74 Port Wing Gary Sherman Democrat
75 Rice Lake Mary Hubler Democrat
76 Madison Terese Berceau Democrat
77 Madison Spencer Black Democrat
78 Madison Mark Pocan Democrat
79 Verona Sondy Pope-Roberts Democrat
80 Oregon Brett Davis Republican
81 Madison Kelda Roys Democrat
82 Greendale Jeff Stone Republican
83 Waterford Scott Gunderson Republican
84 New Berlin Mark Gundrum Republican
85 Wausau Donna Seidel Democrat
86 Marathon Jerry Petrowski Republican
87 Medford Mary Williams Republican
88 Green Bay James Soletski Democrat
89 Marinette John Nygren Republican
90 Green Bay Karl Van Roy Republican
91 Trempealeau Chris Danou Democrat
92 Black River Falls Mark Radcliffe Democrat
93 Eau Claire Jeff Smith Democrat
94 West Salem Michael Huebsch Republican
95 La Crosse Jennifer Shilling Democrat
96 Westby Lee Nerison Republican
97 Waukesha Bill Kramer Republican
98 Pewaukee Rich Zipperer Republican
99 Hartford Don Pridemore Republican

Changes from the 98th Legislature

Open seats

Incumbents defeated


  • In the 67th Assembly District, Jeffrey Wood successfully ran for re-election as an independent after dropping his affiliation with the Republican Party in 2008.[12]


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