About Joe Sanfelippo
Joe and his wife Becky, a parochial school teacher in Milwaukee, have three children: Andrea, Joe and Gina.
Joe grew up working for his father in the family’s sod farm and Christmas tree business. During that time, his father instilled strong lessons of hard work and customer service. Joe’s father still works 6-7 days per week at age 78 and has been in business for more than 50 years.
Joe has 25 years of experience running his own business. In 1980, at the age of 16, he began his first business selling fruits and vegetables, sod, topsoil and nursery stock on 35th & Forest Home Ave. After graduating from Thomas More High School, he attended Marquette University until he left college to start a landscaping business. The business employed over 60 people and performed landscape construction and maintenance on residential, commercial and municipal projects.
Joe and Becky are active members at Mary Queen of Heaven Parish in West Allis and St. John the Evangelist Parish in Greenfield. At MQH, he was on the Parish Council sitting on the building and grounds committees. At St. John’s, Joe runs the kitchen for the annual casino night school fundraiser, works the concession stand at sporting events, and tends bar at the Parish Festival.
Joe was also a member of the Archdiocese task-force responsible for the West Allis/West Milwaukee Catholic Schools merger, and performs volunteer work and for St. Thomas More High School.
Joe’s honesty and integrity was rewarded with loyal, repeat customers in businesses for more than 25 years. Both homeowners and general contractors alike relied on Joe’s company to perform projects for them time and time again.
Joe’s dedication to his values is proven by his constant support of the churches, schools and other organizations. He is also dedicated to the constituents in his County Board district and fights every day to ensure government works for them.
* Proven leadership
As a small business owner for 25 years, Joe had as many as 60 employees working for him. He gained experience working with government agencies from the thousands of landscaping projects his company did for State and local municipalities. Additionally, he has extensive experience negotiating labor agreements and business contracts.
Believing that accessibility is key to being a successful representative, Joe makes himself available to address all of the concerns his constituents bring to his attention. As a State Representative, he will continue to be accessible to the citizens of the district because he will represent you, not special interests.
State Senator Leah Vukmir presents “Little” Joe with a plaque from the State Assembly honoring him for becoming an Eagle Scout, Boy Scouting’s highest rank. February 24, 2008