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State Chairman

Brad Courtney

Brad Courtney was elected as the State Chairman from Wisconsin in February of 2011. He has served as a delegate on the Platform Committee and the Rules Committee for previous Republican National Conventions.

Currently, Mr. Courtney is the chairman of the Sensenbrenner Committee Fifth District Republican Party and is the Co-owner and President of Courtney Industrial Battery.

Mr. Courtney has been very active in politics and previously served as the Finance Chairman for Scott Walker for County Executive and as a senior advisor to the 2010 Scott Walker for Governor campaign. He has served the Republican Party of Wisconsin as the first vice chairman, the convention chairman, the candidate campaign chairman, the district leadership chairman, and as a member of the state executive committee. He has also served as the chairman and vice chairman of the North Shore Republican Club. 


National Committeewoman

Mary F Buestrin

Mary Buestrin was elected to the Republican National Committee as National Committeewoman for Wisconsin in 1992.  She recently served as the Co-Chairman of the 2012 Republican National Convention and has attended nine conventions, eight of those as a delegate.  She also served on the RNC 2012 Convention Site Selection Committee.  She currently serves as RNC Vice-Chairman from the Midwestern Region.

Presently, Buestrin serves on the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the Republican Party of Ozaukee County.  She previously served four years as President of the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women.  She has been involved with federal, state and local Republican campaigns since 1960.  She has served as the State Grassroots Chairman for the State Steering Committee of Wisconsin Bush/Cheney, the State Committee for McCain/Palin, the Transition Team for Governor Scott McCallum, the Electoral College, and the Presidential Preference Committee, among other political activities.

Mrs. Buestrin has been very active in civic and community activities.  She is an Ordained Elder at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, is a charter board member and current member of the Board of Directors of the Mequon Community Foundation.  She is immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Lutheran Home.  She also was a long-time member of the Board of Curators of the Wisconsin Historical Society and served as Co-Chairman of their History Makers fundraising events and served as the Co-Chairman of the History Eveandand.


National Committeeman

Steve King

PRESENT

  • National Committeeman, Republican Party of Wisconsin, 2007 – Present
  • Founder & Partner, King Capital, LLC, 2006 – Present
  • Board of Directors, First Community Bank, Milton, WI, 2001 – Present
  • Board of Directors, National BSA, 2009 – Present
  • Republican Party of Wisconsin, 1978 – Present
  • Delegate, Republican Party of Wisconsin State Conventions, 1978 – Present
  • First Congressional District Caucus’, 1978 – Present
  • Boy Scouts of America, 1976 – Present
  • Society of Former Special Agents, FBI, Inc., 1971 – Present

PREVIOUS

  • President, Milton Industrial and Economic Corporation, 1990 – 2006
  • Chairman, Milton Historical Society development Committee, 2001 – 2002 
  • U.S. Senate Candidate, 1988
  • National Advisory Council on Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1987-1988
  • Wisconsin Presidential Elector, 1984
  • Chairman, Industrial Development Committee, Milton, Wisconsin, 1984-1988
  • Federal Judicial Nominating Committee, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1982-1985
  • District 15 Supervisor, Walworth County, 1981-1985
  • Chairman, 1st Congressional District GOP, 1981-1988
  • Chairman, Walworth County Republican Party, 1979-1981, 1993-1996

RNC ACTIVITY

  • RNC Temporary Delegate Selection Committee, 2009
  • RNC, Resolutions Committee, 2009
  • RNC Rules Committee, 2009
  • State Chairman, Republican Party of Wisconsin, 1985-1988
  • Republican National Conventions, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004
  • RNC Standing Committee on Rules, 1984 & 2009

Executive Director

Joe Fadness


Governor

Scott Walker

Scott Walker was sworn in as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. Walker began his career working for IBM in Milwaukee. He was elected to the state assembly in 1993, where he was a member of several committees including the Assembly Committee on Health and the Assembly Committee on Census and Redistricting, and chaired the Committee on Corrections and the Courts. In 2002, he was elected county executive of Milwaukee. For the next eight years, Walker focused on reducing the county's debt and, despite failing national and state economies, Milwaukee County recorded a budget surplus in 2009. He was reelected to the position in 2008. On his first day in office, Walker called the state legislature into a special session on job creation. Since that day, he proposed and enacted reform legislation calling for a transformation of the Department of Commerce into a public-private entity named the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. This new organization is aimed at promoting Wisconsin as a beacon for economic opportunity while keeping in place proper government oversight. While in high school, Walker achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was also selected to attend the American Legion’s Badger Boys State Program in Ripon. There, he was selected as one of two representatives to Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. The experience opened Walker’s eyes to public service. Walker attended Marquette University. He and his wife, Tonette, have two sons.

Senator

Ron Johnson

JOHNSON, Ron, a Senator from Wisconsin; born on April 8, 1955, in Mankato, Minn.; graduated University of Minnestota, B.S., 1977; studied business administration, University of Minnesota, 1977-1979; plastics manufacturing company owner and founder; accountant; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017; chair, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress).

Congressman

Glenn Grothman

GROTHMAN, Glenn, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., July 3, 1955; graduated from Homestead High School, Mequon, Wisconsin, 1973; B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis., 1978; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis., 1983; lawyer, private practice; member of the Wisconsin state assembly, 1993-2004; member of the Wisconsin state senate, 2004-2014; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).

Congressman

F. Sensenbrenner Jr.

SENSENBRENNER, Frank James, Jr., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 14, 1943; graduated from Milwaukee Country Day School, 1961; A.B., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 1965; J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wis., 1968; staff, United States Representative J. Arthur Younger of California, 1965; lawyer, private practice; member of the Wisconsin state assembly, 1969-1975; member of the Wisconsin state senate, 1975-1979, assistant minority leader, 1977-1979; delegate, Wisconsin state Republican conventions, 1965-2009; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the nineteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-present); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1989 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Walter L. Nixon, judge of the United States District Court for the District Court of Mississippi; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1998 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of President William Jefferson Clinton; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 2009 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of Samuel B. Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 2010 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; chair, Committee on Science (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses); chair, Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Seventh through the One Hundred Ninth Congresses).

Congressman

Paul Ryan

RYAN, Paul, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., January 29, 1970; graduated from Joseph A. Craig High School, Janesville, Wis.; B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1992; construction business; staff, United States Senator Robert Kasten of Wisconsin, 1992; staff assistant, Empower America, 1993-1995; staff, United States Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, 1995-1997; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1999-present); chair, Committee on the Budget (One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses); chair, Committee on Ways and Means (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress); unsuccessful Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2012.

Congressman

Reid Ribble

RIBBLE, Reid, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., April 5, 1956; graduated from Appleton East High School, Appleton, Wis., 1974; attended Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music, Grand Rapids, Mich.; business owner; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

Sean Duffy

DUFFY, Sean, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Hayward, Sawyer County, Wis., October 3, 1971; B.A., St. Mary’s College, Winona, Minn., 1994; J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn., 1999; lawyer, private practice; prosecutor, Ashland County, Wis.; acting assistant district attorney and district attorney, Ashland County, Wis., 2002-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).
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