David King (Wisconsin)

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David King
Candidate for
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 4
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 12, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
David King was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin.[1] Dan Sebring defeated King in the Republican primary.[2]

King was a 2012 Independent candidate for District 4 of the Wisconsin State Senate. His first bid for state legislative office was in 2008, when he ran successfully for a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

In 2010, King ran for election to the office of Wisconsin Secretary of State, challenging longtime incumbent Democrat Douglas La Follette. King lost to La Follette in the general election on November 2, 2010, after receiving 48 percent of the vote.[3]


After a decade of serving as a neighborhood security aid in Milwaukee and managing restaurants, King moved to Meridan, Georgia where he helped a local ministry implement a Youth Center program. In 1996, he returned to Milwaukee to establish a prison ministry with the goal to rehabilitate the prison inmates. From 1997 until 1999, King managed a Transitional Living Facility named the "Mountain of the Lord House" which offered counseling, social assistance and spiritual guidance to men including former inmates, drug addicts and the homeless. Soon after he started a Transitional Home for Single Mothers called "The Lord House of Rest" with the goal of encouraging single mothers to become spiritually strong and to gain and maintain social-economic independence. He expanded his mission enterprise in 2001 with the S.W.E.E.P. (Soldiers, Walking, Evangelizing and Empowering People) Community Justice Center, which helped place individual in employment and provided secured housing.[4][5]



See also: Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

King ran in the 2014 election for the U.S House, representing Wisconsin's 4th District.[1] Dan Sebring defeated King in the Republican primary.[2]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Sebring 79.7% 3,386
David King 20.1% 854
Scattering 0.2% 9
Total Votes 4,249
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


"David King for Congress."


See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Senate, District 4.[6] King was unopposed in the August 14th primary election and lost to incumbent Lena Taylor (D) in the general election, which took place November 6, 2012.[6]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLena Taylor Incumbent 86.1% 64,064
     Independent David D. King 13.6% 10,154
     - Scattering 0.3% 208
Total Votes 74,426


See also: Wisconsin Secretary of State election, 2010

On August 28, 2009, King announced his candidacy for the statewide office of secretary of state. He ran uncontested in the primary and faced longtime Democratic incumbent Douglas La Follette in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Douglas La Follette 51.6%
     Republican Party David D. King 48.4%
Total Votes 2,081,104


Civil lawsuit

On October 26, 2010, a week before the general election, a 31-year-old woman named Charlette Harris filed a civil lawsuit against King, who at the time was the Republican nominee for Wisconsin Secretary of State, "alleging he impregnated her while she was drunk and unconscious."[8] Harris claimed that King took her out to lunch in August after hiring her for a position at Buy Seasons, Inc., a New Berlin-based costume distributor, and took advantage of her while she was heavily intoxicated.[9] Weeks later, Harris discovered she was pregnant and was confident King was the father. She claimed she did not go to the police with her allegations, believing she would be fired from her job; at the time the suit was filed, Harris had already quit her position at Buy Seasons. Her legal challenge accused King of battery, violation of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress; it also named Buy Seasons for negligent supervision.[8]

Campaign contributions


According to Follow the Money, King has raised $14,853 in 2010 for his secretary of state campaign as of October 5, 2010.[10]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Wisconsin Republican Party $2,800
Herman Cain $1,000
Erik Severson $1,000
Pamela Galloway $500
Reince Richards Priebus $250


According to Follow the Money, King raised $4,311 in 2008 for his state assembly campaign.[11]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Joseph DeRosa $500
David Fettig $500
Wisconsin Center for Economic Prosperity $475
Janelle Block $400
James Homan $250

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