Wisconsin State Assembly District 22

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 22
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Current incumbentDon Pridemore Republican Party
Population53,017
Voting age77.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's twenty-second state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Don Pridemore.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 53,017 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twenty-second 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. Republican incumbent Don Pridemore was unchallenged in the general election. Pridemore defeated Nick Oliver in the Republican primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Pridemore Incumbent 83.2% 8,290
Nick Oliver 16.8% 1,675
Total Votes 9,965

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 22 have raised a total of $1,020,192. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $68,013 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 22
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $104,271 2 $52,136
2010 $52,564 2 $26,282
2008 $551,627 5 $110,325
2006 $61,650 1 $61,650
2004 $75,061 2 $37,531
2002 $34,049 1 $34,049
2000 $140,970 2 $70,485
Total $1,020,192 15 $68,013

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