Howard Marklein

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Howard Marklein
President pro tempore of the Wisconsin Senate
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byRick Gudex
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 17th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byDale Schultz
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 51st district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015
Preceded bySteve Hilgenberg
Succeeded byTodd Novak
Personal details
Born (1954-10-03) October 3, 1954 (age 65)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin–Whitewater (BA)

Howard Marklein (born October 3, 1954) is a Wisconsin politician and legislator.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Marklein graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater in 1976. He is a Republican politician from Wisconsin. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. Raised on a dairy farm in Spring Green, he spent his career working as a Certified Public Accountant.[1][2] On April 7, 2013 he announced that he would challenge incumbent state senator Dale Schultz in a Republican primary to be held on August 12, 2014.[3] On November 4, 2014, Marklein was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.[4]


  1. ^ Wisconsin State Legislature
  2. ^ Marklein for Senate
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  4. ^ Republicans Fend Off Democratic Attempt at Control, Keep Majority in Wisconsin State Senate, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Todd Richmond, November 5, 2014
Wisconsin State Senate
Preceded by
Rick Gudex
President pro tempore of the Wisconsin Senate