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Wisconsin State Assembly District 19

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 19
Current incumbentJonathan Brostoff Democratic Party
Voting age91.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's nineteenth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Jonathan Brostoff.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,827 civilians reside within Wisconsin's nineteenth 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. Jonathan Brostoff defeated Marina Dimitrijevic, Dan Adams and Sara Geenen in the Democratic primary. Joseph Klein ran as a Wisconsin Pirate Party candidate. Brostoff and Klein faced off in the general election.[8][9] Democrat Brostoff defeated Klein in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Brostoff 82.1% 18,077
     Independent Joseph Klein 17.9% 3,943
Total Votes 22,020
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Brostoff 35.2% 3,069
Marina Dimitrijevic 32.4% 2,819
Dan Adams 23.2% 2,023
Sara Geenen 9.2% 797
Total Votes 8,708


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. Democratic incumbent Jon Richards was unchallenged in the general election. Richards was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[11][12]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 19 have raised a total of $193,642. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $24,205 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $19,618 1 $19,618
2010 $50,732 2 $25,366
2008 $21,318 1 $21,318
2006 $26,677 1 $26,677
2004 $28,193 1 $28,193
2002 $12,414 1 $12,414
2000 $34,690 1 $34,690
Total $193,642 8 $24,205

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