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Senator Howard L. Marklein

Co-Chair Joint Finance Committee

Senate District 17

(R - Spring Green) Madison Office:
Room 316 East
State Capitol
PO Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-0703
(608) 282-3557

Katy Prange Katy.Prange@legis.wisconsin.gov
Connor Buss Connor.Buss@legis.wisconsin.gov
Peter Hienz Peter.Hienz@legis.wisconsin.gov
Eileen O'Neill Eileen.O'Neill@legis.wisconsin.gov
Zach Olstinske Zach.Olstinske@legis.wisconsin.gov
Vincent Williams Vincent.Williams@legis.wisconsin.gov


  • Born Madison, Wisconsin, October 3, 1954; married; 2 children, 3 stepchildren, 7 grandchildren.
  • Graduate River Valley High School (Spring Green), 1972; BBA University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1976.
  • Retired certified public accountant (CPA); retired certified fraud examiner (CFE).
  • Member: St. John’s Catholic Church Spring Green (finance committee member); NRA; Knights of Columbus.
  • Former member: Taliesin Preservation Inc. Board of Trustees (treasurer); University of Wisconsin-Whitewater National Alumni Association (president); University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Foundation (board of directors president); Fort Health Care Board of Directors (chair, treasurer); Fort Atkinson Rotary Club (president); Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce (president); Whitewater Chamber of Commerce (president); Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce (vice president).
  • Recipient: Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Working for Wisconsin Award 2022, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012; Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Champion of Commerce Award 2022, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012; Wisconsin Pork Association Distinguished Service Award 2019, 2013; Wisconsin Newspaper Association Badger Award 2013; Wisconsin Aquaculture Association Legislator of the Year 2013; Dairy Business Association Legislative Excellence Award 2018, 2016, 2012; Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association Legislator of the Year 2016; Wisconsin Towns Association Friend of Towns 2022, 2020, 2016; Associated General Contractors Legislator of the Year 2016; Wisconsin Counties Association Outstanding Legislator 2022, 2018, 2016; Wisconsin Builders Association Friend of Housing 2018, 2016, 2015; Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards & Wisconsin Public Health Association Friend of Public Health 2018, 2016; Wisconsin Hospitals Association Health Care Advocate Award 2018; Associated Builders and Contractors Building Wisconsin Award 2018, 2014; League of Wisconsin Municipalities Municipal Champion Award 2018, 2016; National Federation of Independent Businesses Guardian of Small Business Award 2018; University of Wisconsin-Platteville Friend of the University Award 2022, 2018; Wisconsin Grocers Association Friend of Grocers 2020, 2018; Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Friend of Wisconsin Agri-Business 2018; Wisconsin ATV/UTV Association President’s Award 2017; Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association Excellence in Legislative Leadership Award 2022, 2018; Wisconsin Electric Cooperatives Enlightened Legislator of the Year 2018; Wisconsin Cooperative Network Friend of Cooperatives 2020; Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Friend of Family Medicine 2022; Wisconsin Economic Development Association Champion of Economic Development 2022; Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care Friend of Home Health Care 2022; University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Distinguished Alumni Award 2022; Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Cheese Champion Award 2022.
  • Elected to Assembly 2010, 2012. Elected to Senate since 2014. Leadership positions: President Pro Tempore 2019, 2017.

Member of Claims Board, State Fair Park Board and University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority

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