Wisconsin State Assembly District 21

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 21
Current incumbentJessie Rodriguez Republican Party
Voting age77.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's twenty-first state assembly district seat is represented by Republican Representative Jessie Rodriguez.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 60,177 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twenty-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 legislative special elections, 2013

Jessie Rodriguez (R) won election in the 2013 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 21. The seat was vacant following Mark Honadel's (R) resignation to take a job in the private sector. Rodriguez defeated Larry Gamble, Ken Gehl, Chris Kujawa and Jason Red Arnold in the October 22 Republican primary and defeated Elizabeth Coppola (D) in the special election, which took place on November 19, 2013.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 21, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJessie Rodriguez 56.4% 4,557
     Democratic Elizabeth Coppola 43.6% 3,523
Total Votes 8,080


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 Mark Honadel defeated Democrat William Kurtz in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[14][15]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Honadel Incumbent 59.3% 17,403
     Democratic William Kurtz 40.6% 11,921
     Scattering 0.1% 33
Total Votes 29,357

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 21 have raised a total of $412,160. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $37,469 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $63,673 2 $31,837
2010 $74,186 2 $37,093
2008 $108,126 2 $54,063
2006 $36,302 1 $36,302
2004 $54,237 1 $54,237
2002 $18,477 1 $18,477
2000 $57,159 2 $28,580
Total $412,160 11 $37,469

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