Freedom Wisconsin is the leading independent expenditure PAC working to elect Wisconsin Republicans. Our top priority for 2022 is ensuring Rebecca Kleefisch is Wisconsin’s next Governor, so she can restore our freedoms and liberties from another disastrous term of Tony Evers.

About Rebecca Kleefish

Rebecca Kleefisch For Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch was elected as Wisconsin’s 44th lieutenant governor and served from 2011 to 2019 alongside Governor Scott Walker. She is married to Joel Kleefisch, and the couple are raising two beautiful daughters.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in journalism and mass communications. Post-graduation Rebecca became a news anchor for WISN-TV and a reporter for WIFR-TV. Due to her success in news media, Rebecca later formed her own media and marketing company.

While Rebecca served as lieutenant governor, she was liaison to Wisconsin’s small businesses. In that role, she hosted multiple “Small Business Roundtables,” and often traveled the state listening to small business owners and their needs.

Rebecca was selected as chair for Scott Walker’s sub-cabinet on workforce investment, which developed the Wisconsin Working Plan. She also served as: co-chair on the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse; chair of the Interagency Council on Homelessness; and chair of Aerospace States Association.

In 2019 Rebecca was named Executive Director of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. Later, she became Jobs Ambassador for Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, where she promoted careers in construction trades.

Our Team

Stephan Thompson, Executive Director

Stephan Thompson, President of Battleground Strategies, Inc., is a 15-year veteran of Wisconsin political campaigns. Notably, Stephan was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign manager during his successful 2014 re-election campaign, dubbed one of the country’s “most consequential races.” It was during that campaign that Stephan oversaw the development of nationally recognized in-house digital advertising and analytics departments, a first for a Wisconsin Governor’s race.

When 100,000 union protesters occupied the Wisconsin State Capitol, Stephan served as executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, where he led the party through nationally publicized protests and fifteen recall elections. During his tenure, Stephan managed the largest field program in state party history, shattered fundraising records, and helped make Scott Walker the only Governor in American history to win a recall election.

Stephan is a graduate of Carroll College and resides in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters.