Robert Wittke

Robert Wittke
Candidate For Assembly District 62

Robert Wittke

Candidate Background

Party: 
Republican
Address: 

11 Sandalwood Court, Racine, WI 53402

Phone Number: 
262-639-0964

Candidate Biography

From candidate website

Bob is a lifelong resident of the 62nd Assembly District he wants to serve. Born in Racine, raised in the village of Caledonia, he went on to be a resident of the village for many years. Bob grew up in a household that had deep roots in the village as his father served as the superintendent of the Highway Department for over 35 years.

Bob is a proud father of four children. He and his wife, Alison, currently reside in Wind Point with their two children. Three of Bob’s children are graduates of Racine Case High School. His older two children are also graduates of the Wisconsin State University System.

A finance and accounting professional, Bob has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of corporate taxation. His career started in the tax departments of two local manufacturing firms, Modine Manufacturing and Snap on Tools. Bob then joined one of the Big 4 accounting firms traveling nationwide to deliver onsite tax services to some of the best-known companies in the world.

Bob currently works for a leading provider of tax compliance software products where he assists Fortune 1000 companies in setting up various product line offerings. Bob attributes the success in his career to an analytical mindset, the ability to develop solutions to complicated issues, embracing constant change, leveraging the latest technology to improve productivity, and being able to work towards common objectives as part of a team.

Bob is a proud graduate of William Horlick High School, class of 1975. He then attended the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire where he graduated with a BA in accounting. During his college years, Bob was a member of the University’s basketball team that amassed over 100 wins, 3 conference championships, and an appearance in the National Championship Tournament. His love of the sport of basketball led to a two-year stint as a volunteer coach with the Racine Case varsity basketball team.

In 2017, Bob decided to take up the challenge of improving our public education system head-on and was elected to the Racine Unified School District Board of Education from District 9. He currently is in his second year of serving as the Board President. The Racine Unified School District is the 5th largest urban district in the state with a $300 million-dollar budget and over 18,000 student annual enrollment. Bob also serves on the Steering Committee of the Academies of Racine with several other elected officials, business leaders, and higher education advisers.

Bob has a vested interest in seeing his community thrive with small businesses, local employment opportunities, and a safe effective education system. He is running for the Assembly because he believes his deep roots in the community, finance and accounting experience, as well as his service to the local school system will help him work effectively for you in Madison.