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Thursday, April 17, 2014

John Klenke

John Klenke
Candidate For Assembly District 88

John Klenke

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Republican
Address: 

PO Box 9633
Green Bay, WI 54308-9633

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

I'm a Green Bay native who lives on the east side with my wife Charlotte and family.  Together, Charlotte and I have six children ranging in age from 13 to 28. My roots in Green Bay run deeply into the heart of this wonderful community.  I grew up working in my father's store, Aim variety.  I have seen this community grow and change and I am excited about our collective future.
 
After earning a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master's degree with an emphasis on taxation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I spent over 25 years in business. The last 22 years of my career was spent in Green Bay, at Schneider National. In that time, I had the pleasure of leading teams and business units in the areas of taxation, finance, and business strategy.  The key to my success was to maintain a strong balance sheet while keeping the infrastructure of the company in proportion to its ability to generate profits.
 
That real-world business experience has been invaluable to me, especially as I look at the issues we face in our district, and across Wisconsin. My experience has taught me to balance budgets and how creating a strong financial foundation will ensure a prosperous future.