Wisconsin State Assembly District 15

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 15
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Current incumbentJoe Sanfelippo Republican Party
Population53,448
Voting age79.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's fifteenth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Joe Sanfelippo.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 53,448 civilians reside within Wisconsin's fifteenth 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.

Qualifications

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."

Salaries

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]

Vacancies

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]

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. John Weishan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joe Sanfelippo was unopposed in the Republican primary. Weishan and Sanfelippo faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Sanfelippo defeated challenger Weishan in the general election, and was re-elected to another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Sanfelippo Incumbent 63% 15,427
     Democratic John Weishan 37% 9,057
Total Votes 24,484

2012

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 Joe Sanfelippo defeated Democrat Cindy Moore in the general election. Sanfelippo was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Moore defeated Chuck Garrigues in the Democratic primary election.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Sanfelippo 58.3% 17,745
     Democratic Cindy Moore 41.6% 12,668
     Scattering 0.1% 33
Total Votes 30,446
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Moore 64.5% 654
Chuck Garrigues 35.5% 360
Total Votes 1,014

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 15 have raised a total of $213,656. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $15,261 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 15
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $62,335 3 $20,778
2010 $46,376 3 $15,459
2008 $24,046 3 $8,015
2006 $16,300 1 $16,300
2004 $11,945 1 $11,945
2002 $37,182 2 $18,591
2000 $15,472 1 $15,472
Total $213,656 14 $15,261

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