|Wisconsin State Assembly District 85|
|January 7, 2013 – present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Wausau East High School|
|Bachelor's||St. Olaf College|
|Place of birth||Wausau, Wisconsin|
Wright attended Wausau East High School, then earned her bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and her master's from Viterbo University. She works as a teacher.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Consumer Protection|
|• Small Business Development|
Wright's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Family Sustaining Jobs
- Excerpt: "Wisconsin needs to work together to create good family supporting jobs. Mandy supports a three year implementation of increasing the minimum wage to $10.10. Small businesses need startup funds, and Mandy is the lead author on Angel and Early Stage Seed Tax Credits for Wisconsin."
- Excerpt: "Mandy supports Fair Funding for our Schools, an equitable education funding reform plan that ensures every student across Wisconsin has access to the high quality education they are guaranteed by Wisconsin’s Constitution."
- Excerpt: "Mandy supports comprehensive Voucher Accountability because public money belongs in public schools, where there is public accountability."
- Excerpt: "Wisconsin deserves better. Mandy supports the Strengthen BadgerCare Act because bringing back Wisconsin’s federal dollars to Wisconsin will improve healthcare, our economy, and the quality of life for all of Wisconsin."
- Excerpt: "Mandy is proud to support Wisconsin’s strong outdoor heritage and stewardship of our clean lakes, air, and forests for industry, recreation, and tourism. These unique features are cornerstones of our Central Wisconsin values and we must continue our proud conservation tradition to grow both our current and future economy."
- 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. Incumbent Mandy Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dave Heaton was unopposed in the Republican primary. According to unofficial results, Wright was defeated by Heaton by 86 votes in the general election, a margin of less than 1 percent.
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
Wright won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 85. She defeated Jeff Johnson in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Patrick Snyder (R) and Jim Maas (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85, General Election, 2012|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Wright is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wright raised a total of $62,377 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.
|Mandy Wright's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85||$62,377|
|Grand Total Raised||$62,377|
2012Wright won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Wright raised a total of $62,377.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mandy Wright's campaign in 2012|
|Bremer Muggli, Christine||$600|
|Friends of Chris Larson||$500|
|Riordan, Thomas L||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$62,377|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Profile from Open States
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Wright for WI, "Issues," accessed October 28, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability, "Candidates Registered by Office," June 11, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "2014 Partisan Primary Candidates," accessed June 19, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Wright, Mandy," accessed June 7, 2013
Donna Seidel (D)
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