Rich Zipperer for State Senate
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Political Experience

Rich is in his first term representing the 33rd Senate District.  He previously served two terms representing the 98th Assembly District.  He was first elected in 2006 by receiving 59% of the vote in a 5-way Republican primary and 71% in the general election. He was handily returned to Madison by the voters in 2008 with 72% of the vote.  He was first elected to the State Senate in 2010, with 74% of the vote in the primary election.

Rich currently serves on the following committees in the Senate:
- Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations (Chair)
- Joint Committee on Finance
- Committee on State and Federal Relations and Information Technology

Prior to his legislative career, Rich served Waukesha and Washington Counties as U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s District Director and Deputy Chief of Staff.

Private Sector Experience

In addition to serving in the Assembly, Rich has been an attorney in private practice. Rich's work has included estate planning and the drafting of wills and trusts for Wisconsin families.


Reedsville Public High School
B.A. from St. Norbert College, magna cum laude
M.A. from The George Washington University
J.D. from Georgetown University (Visiting law student at Marquette and UW Law Schools)

Rich and his wife, Rita, live in the City of Pewaukee with their children, where they are active members of St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church. Rita is an Associate Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Brookfield.

Rich is an avid fisherman and deer hunter. He is a member of the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce, the Waukesha and Washington County Republican Parties, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and is a board member of Bethany Christian Services Adoption & Orphan Care Agency of Wisconsin. Rich is also a past board member of the Brookfield Optimists.

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Citizens for Zipperer
P.O. Box 297
Pewaukee, WI 53072
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