Politician Info

In past sessions medical marijuana bills died under the watch of Rep. Sanfelippo from New Berlin.  As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health, medical marijuana was not even allowed a public hearing under his watch.  In the 2019-20 session, medical marijuana advocates had high hopes as medical marijuana reform was not directed to his committee.    He obviously did not co-sponsor the Republican GOP medical marijuana bill (AB 683) and he continues to give public statements oppossing any marijuana reform.

Holds office State Assembly District 15

  • Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 26, 1964; married; 3 children.
  • Graduate Thomas More High School, 1982; attended Marquette University, 1982–84.
  • Small businessman; currently operates a small Christmas tree farm. Owned and operated a landscaping business for 20 years.
  • Member: St. John the Evangelist Parish, Greenfield.
  • Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, 2008–12.
  • Elected to Assembly since 2012.
  • Additional appointments, 2019: Wisconsin Center District Board; Evidence-Based Health Policy Project Legislative Advisory Board.

Member of Juvenile Corrections Grant Committee

Position on Marijuana Legalization
As chair on the Assembly Committee on Health, Rep. Joe Sanfelippo issued this statement in February 2019 regarding Tony Evers' decriminalization plan: "Governor Evers's plan for decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana is both irresponsible and uninformed. This is a case of the Governor advancing his own agenda despite a large body of scientific research demonstrating real dangers associated with marijuana use. Contrary to the growing narrative that marijuana is harmless, the scientific and medical communities have raised genuine concerns about the risks that marijuana consumption poses to health and public safety."
Position on Marijuana Decriminalization


Position on Medical Marijuana

He does not believe there are benefits of medical marijuana. He was quoted in February 2019 saying, "There is no quantitative, definitive science and research that can prove the efficacy of marijuana for medical purposes." 

Contact Joe Sanfelippo

Email: Joshua.Hoisington@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/15/sanfelippo

Phone: 608-266-0620


State Capitol, Room 314 North Post Office Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708

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