Merlin Van Buren

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Merlin Van Buren
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Former candidate for
Wisconsin State Assembly District 34
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolWaupun High School (1978)
Bachelor'sUW Madison (1982)
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Merlin Van Buren (September 11, 1960) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Van Buren was removed from the ballot.[1]

Van Buren was a Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was also a Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. The primary election was on September 14, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

Biography

Van Buren has been a purchasing agent for Foster & Smith since 1998. He earned a B.S. in Entomology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1982. He also earned a Teaching certificate from Northern Illinois University.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Rob Swearingen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Swearingen is unopposed in the general election. Gerald Anderson (D) and Merlin Van Buren (D) were removed from the ballot before the primary.[1][3]

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Van Buren ran in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 34. He defeated Roberta Retrum in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[4] Incumbent Republican Dan Meyer did not run for re-election. Van Buren was defeated by Rob Swearingen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Swearingen 57.2% 19,442
     Democratic Merlin Van Buren 36.2% 12,297
     Independent Todd Albano 2.3% 791
     Independent Kevin Fitzpatrick 4.3% 1,469
     - Scattering 0% 17
Total Votes 34,016
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 34 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMerlin Van Buren 62.3% 1,517
Roberta Retrum 37.7% 919
Total Votes 2,436

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Van Buren was defeated by Republican Dan Meyer in the November 2 general election. Also defeated was Libertarian Will Losch. Van Buren was unopposed in the primary election.[6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 34 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Merlin Van Buren (D) 2,035 99.85%

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