Roger Roth

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Roger Roth
President of the Wisconsin Senate
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Mary Lazich
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 19th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Michael Ellis
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 56th district
In office
January 2007 – April 2011
Preceded by Terri McCormick
Succeeded by Michelle Litjens
Personal details
Born (1978-02-05) February 5, 1978 (age 40)
Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh (BA)

Roger J. Roth Jr. (born February 5, 1978) is a United States politician and homebuilder.

His uncle, Toby Roth, served in US Congress from 1979 to 1997.[1]

Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Roth served in the Wisconsin National Air Guard and was an Iraq War veteran. Roth graduated from St. Mary Central High School in Neenah, Wisconsin, and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. He was a self-employed homebuilder. He served in the Wisconsin State Assembly as a Republican from 2007 to 2011.[2][3]

Roth ran for State Senate against Penny Bernard Schaber (D) in the 19th district of Wisconsin to replace long time incumbent Michael Ellis (R) in the 2014 election.[4] On November 4, 2014, Roth was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Wisconsin 19th Senate election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Roth 41, 628 57.17
Democratic Penny Bernard Schaber 31, 135 42.76
Republican hold
Wisconsin 56th Assembly election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Roth (incumbent) 20,971 59.66
Democratic Susan Garcia Franz 14,144 40.24
[[|N/A]] Scattering 34 0.10
Republican hold
Wisconsin 56th Assembly election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Roth 15,472 59.04
Democratic Susan Garcia Franz 10, 722 40.91
Republican hold


  1. ^ "Politics runs deep for Roger Roth". Post-Crescent Media. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  2. ^ Roth, Jr.
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 2007-2008', Biographical sketch of Roger J. Roth Jr., p. 57.
  4. ^,_2014
  5. ^ 'Republicans fend Democratic attempt at control, keep majority in Wisconsin state Senate', Minneapolis Star Tribune, Todd Richmond, November 5, 2014.

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