Rob Stafsholt
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 29th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byJohn Murtha
Succeeded byClint Moses (elect)
Personal details
Born (1975-11-13) November 13, 1975 (age 45)
St. Croix County, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Colleen McNamara
(div. 2007)
Children1
ResidenceNew Richmond, Wisconsin
Occupationbusinessman, farmer

Robert R. Stafsholt (born November 13, 1975) is an American politician currently serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He is a Republican.[1]

Biography

Born in New Richmond, Wisconsin, Stafsholt graduated from New Richmond High School in 1994. He went to University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and University of Wisconsin–River Falls. He helped managed his family's farm and is a small business owner, and worked as a mortgage originator.

In 2016, after incumbent Wisconsin State Assembly Representative John Murtha declared that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term, Stafsholt filed to run for the 29th district seat. Stafsholt won the Republican primary, and defeated Democrat Scottie Ard in the 2016 general election. He was re-elected in 2018. Stafsholt is currently running for State Senate in Wisconsin.[2][3][4]

He is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, and Safari Club International; he is a former member of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters' Association and the Wisconsin Association of Mortgage Brokers.[5]

Electoral history

Wisconsin Assembly, 29th District Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Primary Election
Republican Rob Stafsholt 1,352 33.84%
Democratic Scottie E. Ard 1,103 27.61%
Democratic Randy Knaack 1,047 26.21%
Republican Vince Trudell 485 12.14%
Write-ins 8 0.20%
Total votes '3,995' '100.0%'
General Election
Republican Rob Stafsholt 16,774 61.10% -37.39%
Democratic Scottie E. Ard 10,661 38.83%
Write-ins 19 0.07%
Total votes '27.454' '100.0%' +80.83%
Republican hold
Wisconsin Assembly, 29th District Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Primary Election[6]
Democratic John Rocco Calabrese 3,222 50.31%
Republican Rob Stafsholt (incumbent) 3,155 49.27%
Libertarian Brian Corriea 21 0.33%
Write-ins 6 0.09%
Total votes '6,404' '100.0%'
General Election[7]
Republican Rob Stafsholt (incumbent) 12,523 54.70% -6.40%
Democratic John Rocco Calabrese 9,750 42.58% +3.75%
Libertarian Brian Corriea 620 2.71%
Write-ins 3 0.01%
Total votes '22,896' '100.0%' -16.60%
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ "Representative Rob Stafsholt". docs.legis.wisconsin.gov.
  2. ^ Schulte, Jason (2016-03-17). "Three declare for Murtha's seat". New Richmond News. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  3. ^ "WisconsinVote.org.-Rob Stafsholt".
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - Candidate - Rob Stafsholt". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  5. ^ Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. "State Legislature". State of Wisconsin Blue Book 2017-2018 (PDF) (Report). State of Wisconsin. p. 52. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  6. ^ Wisconsin Elections Commission Official Results, 2018 Partisan Primary (PDF) (Report). Wisconsin Elections Commission. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  7. ^ Canvass Results for 2018 General Election (PDF) (Report). Wisconsin Elections Commission. Retrieved 2019-03-31.