Wisconsin State Assembly District 1

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 1
Current incumbentJoel Kitchens Republican Party
Voting age79.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's first state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Joel Kitchens.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,189 civilians reside within Wisconsin's first state assembly district.[1] Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly represent an average of 57,444 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 54,179 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Wisconsin legislators assume office the first Monday in January following the election.


Section 6 of Article 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution states, "No person shall be eligible to the legislature who shall not have resided one year within the state, and be a qualified elector in the district which he may be chosen to represent."


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Wisconsin Legislature are paid $49,943/year. Legislators receive a maximum of $88/day per diem, set by the compensation commission. Based on the maximum, the leadership of each house determines what amount to authorize for each session.[4]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In the event of a vacancy in the assembly, the Governor must call for a special election when allowed by law.[5] Special elections to fill legislative vacancies cannot be held after February 1st preceding a spring election or September 1st preceding a fall election.[6] If the vacancy happens before May 15th, the Governor must fill the vacancy as soon as possible.[7]



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. Joe Majeski was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joel Kitchens defeated Paul Feit, Brian Hackbarth, and Terry McNulty in the Republican primary. Arnie Johnsrud (D) and Jon Kruse (R) were removed from the ballot before the primary elections. Majeski faced Kitchens in the general election.[8][9][10] Kitchens defeated Majeski in the general election.[11]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Kitchens 56.7% 16,072
     Democratic Joe Majeski 43.3% 12,256
Total Votes 28,328
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoel C. Kitchens 44% 2,935
Paul M. Feit 27.6% 1,841
Terry McNulty 19.2% 1,281
Brian Hackbarth 9.2% 616
Total Votes 6,673


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Assembly consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Republican incumbent Gary Bies defeated Democrat Patrick Veeser in the general election. Bies was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Veeser defeated Arnie Johnsrud in the Democratic primary election.[12][13]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Patrick Veeser 48.6% 16,124
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGarey Bies Incumbent 51.3% 16,993
Total Votes 33,146
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Veeser 50.5% 1,582
Arnie Johnsrud 49.5% 1,552
Total Votes 3,134

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 1 have raised a total of $644,640. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $35,813 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $127,290 3 $42,430
2010 $117,287 2 $58,644
2008 $111,878 3 $37,293
2006 $81,022 2 $40,511
2004 $37,999 2 $19,000
2002 $42,201 3 $14,067
2000 $126,963 3 $42,321
Total $644,640 18 $35,813

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