James Edming

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James Edming
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Wisconsin State Assembly, District 87
In office
January 5, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
James W. Edming is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Edming served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
Small Business Development, Vice-Chair
Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage
Environment and Forestry


Campaign themes


Edming's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "I've lived my life by the philosophy that you don't spend money on things you don't have the means to pay for. I am excited to see the results of the policies that Governor Walker is implementing in the capital. When I am elected to office and in Madison, I will treat the tax dollars like I have my own, conservatively and responsibly."


  • Excerpt: "I have been a small business owner and employer for over 40 years. I understand the pride and value that comes from working hard and making your own way in life. I want to help Walker continue to create jobs in Wisconsin. When I get to Madison I will do what I do best, work hard to create jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses."

Business Climate

  • Excerpt: "I think that Walker and the republicans have done a great job and I want to help create a prosperous business environment in Wisconsin for entrepreneurs to get their businesses up and being successful."


  • Excerpt: "I went to college to become a teacher back in 1967 and taught at Osseo Fairchild School system for 5 years. I later went into business with my Father and became an entrepreneur. Now, over 40 years later and 68 years old, I am back in college finishing my Bachelors Degree at UW Barron County. When I retire I want to be a substitute teacher and I know that going back to school is the only way to achieve my goal. I understand the value of having an education and I look forward to bettering our education system while in Madison."

Friend to Veterans

  • Excerpt: "I will act on the best interest of Veterans when I am elected into office. This is one committee I would be honored to serve on while in Madison. I strongly believe that our Veterans have served our country with great personal sacrifice, and that we should honor their commitment and sacrifices in the capital."



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Richard Pulcher was unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Edming defeated Michael Bub, Shirl Labarre and Scott Noble in the Republican primary, Cindy Beaty (R) was removed from the ballot before the primary. However, due to a counting error in Rusk County, Bub requested a recount. But, the recount did not alter the outcome. Pulcher and Edming faced off in the general election.[2][3][4] Edming defeated Pulcher, and Bub who ran as a write-in candidate.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 87 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Edming 66.4% 14,121
     Democratic Richard Pulcher 33.4% 7,098
     Republican Michael Bub (write-in) 0.2% 52
Total Votes 21,271
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 87 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Edming 28% 1,452
Michael Bub 27.6% 1,433
Shirl Labarre 25.8% 1,339
Scott Kenneth Noble 18.5% 960
Total Votes 5,184


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Preceded by
Mary Williams (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 87
Succeeded by