Wisconsin State Assembly District 18

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 18
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Current incumbentEvan Goyke Democratic Party
Population48,387
Voting age65.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's eighteenth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Evan Goyke.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 48,387 civilians reside within Wisconsin's eighteenth 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

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. Democrat Evan Goyke defeated Libertarian Melba Morris-Page in the general election. Goyke defeated Lisa Brown, James Dieter, Jarett Fields, Michael Glabere, Ty Jackson, Andrew Parker, and Lashawndra Vernon in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEvan Goyke 87.9% 16,276
     Libertarian Melba Morris-Page 11.6% 2,140
     Scattering 0.5% 94
Total Votes 18,510
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEvan Goyke 37.2% 1,637
Jarett Fields 18.4% 808
Lashawndra Vernon 14.5% 639
James Dieter 8.1% 355
Andrew Parker 7.6% 335
Ty Jackson 7.2% 317
Michael Glabere 3.8% 169
Lisa Brown 3.2% 139
Total Votes 4,399

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 18 have raised a total of $305,029. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $23,464 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 18
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $56,522 6 $9,420
2010 $11,323 1 $11,323
2008 $9,170 1 $9,170
2006 $11,048 1 $11,048
2004 $24,693 2 $12,347
2002 $84,479 1 $84,479
2000 $107,794 1 $107,794
Total $305,029 13 $23,464

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