Mandy Wright

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Mandy Wright
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Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWausau East High School
Bachelor'sSt. Olaf College
Master'sViterbo University
Personal
Place of birthWausau, Wisconsin
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mandy Wright is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 85. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Wright attended Wausau East High School, then earned her bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and her master's from Viterbo University. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Consumer Protection
Education
Small Business Development

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

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."

Education

  • 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."

Healthcare

  • 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."

Environment

  • 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."

Elections

2014

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. Challenger Heaton defeated Wright in the general election.[2][3][4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Heaton 50.2% 11,167
     Democratic Mandy Wright Incumbent 49.8% 11,082
Total Votes 22,249

2012

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.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Patrick Snyder 46.5% 13,025
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMandy Wright 49.7% 13,930
     Libertarian Jim Maas 3.7% 1,047
     - Scattering 0.1% 24
Total Votes 28,026

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Mandy Wright's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85 Won $62,377
Grand Total Raised $62,377

2012

Wright 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
Terwilliger, Thomas$600
Bremer Muggli, Christine$600
Friends of Chris Larson$500
Uihlein, Lynde$500
Riordan, Thomas L$500
Total Raised in 2012$62,377
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Donna Seidel (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 85
2013–present
Succeeded by
TBA