Wisconsin State Assembly District 21
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 21|
|Current incumbent||Jessie Rodriguez|
|Voting age||77.0% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 60,177 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twenty-first state assembly district. Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly represent an average of 57,444 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 54,179 residents.
About the office
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.
In the event of a vacancy in the assembly, the Governor must call for a special election when allowed by law. Special elections to fill legislative vacancies cannot be held after February 1st preceding a spring election or September 1st preceding a fall election. If the vacancy happens before May 15th, the Governor must fill the vacancy as soon as possible.
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.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 21, Special Election, 2013|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 21 Republican Primary, 2013|
|Jason Red Arnold||2.3%||73|
- 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.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mark Honadel Incumbent||59.3%||17,403|
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|
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