Representative Jim Steineke was born and raised in Wisconsin, living in Wauwatosa for 20 years.

He attended both University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and Milwaukee.

In 1991, he relocated to the Fox Valley area where he was a member of the Wisconsin Realtors Association and the Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin. He served as Vandenbroek Town Supervisor from 2005-2007 and town chairman from 2007-2011, while also serving as Outagamie County Supervisor from 2006-2011.

Rep. Steineke was elected as State Assemblyman to the 5th District in 2010 and reelected in 2012. In November of 2012, he was chosen by his fellow Assembly colleagues to serve as Assistant Majority Leader. In 2014, he was elected as Assembly Majority Leader. In this capacity, he helps mentor new representatives and staff, runs the floor debate on session days, and works with the Republican leadership team to execute decisions and maintain an organized and productive caucus.

He and his wife, Heather have been married since 2001 and they have three children.