Featuring former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch

Join Concordia's YAF chapter as former 44th Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch speaks about the importance of getting involved with local politics.

Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.


Kleefisch was born in Michigan to David and Marijo Reed. Kleefisch also grew up in Northwest Ohio before moving to Wisconsin. Rebecca's father, David, was the vice president of marketing for the Butler Corporation, which made envelopes, while her mother, Marijo, was an interior designer.

Kleefisch attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication in 1997. After graduating from college, Rebecca began her journalism career as a reporter for WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois. Kleefisch continued her career as a reporter for WISN-TV in Milwaukee.

Kleefisch left WISN-TV in 2004 after giving birth to her first child. She later formed her own marketing company before briefly returning to journalism in 2009 as a correspondent for WTMJ radio in Milwaukee.

In 2010, Kleefisch announced her run for lieutenant governor.