Samantha (Sam) Kerkman (R-61)

State Representative Samantha Kerkman

Samantha (Sam) Kerkman (R-61)
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Capitol: 608.266.2530
FAX: 608.282.3661
District: 262.279.1037
Room 315 North State Capitol 2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702
PO Box 156
Powers Lake, WI 53159
Residence:Salem, WI

Committee Assignments


I have been a lifelong resident of western Kenosha County where I currently raise my two wonderful sons. I am a graduate of Wilmot High School and of UW-Whitewater, where I majored in Political Science. I was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000, making me the longest serving Republican currently in the Assembly. I have been a member of many committees during my time in the Assembly but have chaired three - Budget Review in 2003 and 2005, Ways and Means in 2009 and Joint Audit in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017. A common theme of these committees that I have taken to heart is reducing waste, fraud, and abuse within government. Below you will find additional organizations I have been asked to serve on in my capacity as Representative and those I am a part of at home. Appointments- Governor Scott Walker's Commission on Waste, Fraud and Abuse (2011) Wisconsin Women's Council (2003 - 2006) American Red Cross - Bipartisan Legislators Organized for Outreach to Donors Kenosha County Hazard Mitigation Planning Advisory Committee National Conference of State Legislatures Budget and Revenue Committee County Committee Memberships- Racine County Emergency Management Planning Committee Kenosha County Community Correction Committee Kenosha County Local Emergency Planning Committee Civic Memberships- St. John's Catholic Church - Twin Lakes St. Alphonsus Catholic Church - Wheatland Randall Fire Department Auxiliary Powers Lake Sportmen's Club Twin Lakes Chamber and Business Association Republican Party of Kenosha County Republican Party of Racine County Republican Party of Walworth County American Legion Auxiliary, Twin Lakes Post 544 VFW Auxiliary, Bloomfield Center Post 5830 Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce Southeast Wisconsin Council of Boy Scouts of America (2005 Council Member-at-Large) Carthage College Advisory Committee for the Division of the Social Sciences Senior Action Council, Kenosha Ducks Unlimited Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) Awards- Wisconsin American Legion 2007 State Legislator of the Year Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association 2006 Friend of Funeral Service Award Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Friend of Agriculture Dairy Business Association 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014 Friend of Wisconsin Dairy Industry Wisconsin Builders Association 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Friend of Housing Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce 2002 Working for Wisconsin Award Wilmot Union High School 2004 Hall of Fame Inductee American Legion - Kenosha County Council 2001 Honor of Appreciation (Kenosha County Law Day) 1998 Certificate of Appreciation (Kenosha County Law Day) Republican Party of Kenosha County Republican Party of Wisconsin "Top County Award" (1998) Republican Party of Wisconsin Campbell Award (1998-Present) Other Awards- Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) Champion of Commerce - 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-12

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2000    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 3/6/1974
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