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There are three aspects to this test: performing research on the wikis, performing research on the internet and adding information to an established page. Upon completion of each element, add them to the section of this page called "Results." Note your start and finish times in the section below.

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Times

Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 6:38pm

End time: 8:52pm

Wiki research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format. Please use pages on the wiki to find your answers.

  1. How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?
    1. There were seven statewide ballot measures in South Dakota in 2008.[1]
  2. How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?
    1. Forty-five states have a Lieutenant Governor. Only Maine, Wyoming, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Oregon do not.[2]
  3. Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?
    1. The members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee are: Steven Bieda, Bert Johnson, Virgil Smith, Joe Hune, Rick Jones, Dave Hildenbrand, Jim Marleau, John Moolenaar, and John Proos.[3]
  4. How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?
    1. There were five ballot measures related to Medical Marijuana in 1998.[4] The measures in four states were approved: Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
  5. Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?
    1. Oscar Longoria is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives.[5]

Internet research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format.

  1. Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
    1. Russell Fassbender, first elected in April 2007.[6] Hariah Hutkowski, first elected in April 2006.[7] Jonathon Freund, first elected in April 2006.[8] Andrea Gage, first elected in April 2013.[9] Zachary Weber, first appointed in May 2004 and elected in April 2005.[10] Al Hoffmann, first elected in April2, 2010.[11] Mary Polenske, first elected in April 2010.[12]
  2. What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
    1. The court ruled in favor of the McClatchy Company, ordering the California State University, Fresno Association Inc. to release the names of major donors upon request under the California Public Records Act.[13]
  3. Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is its current status?
    1. Representative John Dougall sponsored HB 477 in 2011. The bill modified sections of the Government Records Access and Management Act amending rules for certain types of records.[14] The bill was signed by the governor, but repealed later in the session by HB 1001.[15]

Complex edit

For the final portion of the test you must add an elections component to a school board candidate page. The elections component requires a variety of essential wiki skills to complete, including research, proper citations and working with templates. elect one of the officials below and add a vote results box in the appropriate section. Then link to the section in the "Results" section indicated below. After completing the section cross the link you used out on this list. Guidelines for adding one to a page can be found here: Elections component writing guidelines. Add an elections component to the candidate's page listed below in the appropriate section. Then link to the section in the "Results" section indicated below. After completing the section, cross the candidate's name out on this list.

Results

The elections section I created is here: Teree Caldwell-Johnson Elections.

  • Opponents: Darlene Blake and Joel Doyle.
  • Election results: Won.
  • Campaign finance data: Not available because not reported.
  • Endorsements: Teree Caldwell-Johnson received official endorsements for her 2013 campaign from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Iowa Council 61 and the Des Moines Education Association.
  • Previous election:
    • Candidates: Patty Link (24), Margaret Buckton(19), Teree Caldwell Johnson (21), Connie Boesen (22),Felipe Gallardo (13), Timothy Halsted (17), Veola Perry (14), Thalia Sutton (6), and Zachary Lee Tiollion (15).
    • Party affiliation information: All candidates were non-partisan.
    • Incumbents: Connie Boesen and Teree Caldwell-Johnson.
    • Winners: Patty Link, Margaret Buckton, Teree Caldwell Johnson, Connie Boesen.

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