Senator Howard Marklein – 17th Senate District


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Howard Marklein
S11665 Soeldner Rd
Spring Green, WI 53588

Howard Marklein was raised on a dairy farm in Wilson Creek in rural Spring Green and graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1976 with a BBA in accounting.  He worked various jobs through college to pay for his education and keep his student loans to a minimum.  Howardworked for Virchow Krause during his junior and senior years in college.

After graduation from college, Howard worked for First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee(now US Bank). In 1978, he was recruited by Virchow Krause and began his public accounting career in the Dodgeville office.  He purchased his first house in Dodgeville at age 23. After passing the CPA exam and completing the experience requirement, Howard obtained his CPA certificate in 1979. In 1987, Howard received the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from UW-Whitewater.

Howard accepted a promotion and transfer to the Whitewater and Fort Atkinson offices of Virchow Krause in 1980. He was promoted to partner in the firm in 1984. In recent years, his practice has been focused on the forensic accounting area and white collar crime investigations, and Howard  enjoys lecturing frequently at colleges on forensic accounting. He is also credentialed as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Howard is married to Peggy, a registered nurse. Howard is the father of Nicole and William, and three stepchildren. Howard has three grandchildren.

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