Wisconsin State Assembly District 26

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 26
Current incumbentMichael Endsley Republican Party
Voting age74.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's twenty-sixth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Michael Endsley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 52,721 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twenty-sixth 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, 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 Michael Endsley defeated Democrat Mike Helmke in the general election. Endsley defeated Devin Lemahieu in the Republican primary election. Helmke was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Endsley Incumbent 51.3% 15,018
     Democratic Mike Helmke 48.7% 14,257
     - Scattering 0.1% 19
Total Votes 29,294
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 26 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Endsley Incumbent 60% 5,144
Devin Lemahieu 40% 3,427
Total Votes 8,571

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 26 have raised a total of $415,727. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $21,880 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $125,029 3 $41,676
2010 $56,806 5 $11,361
2008 $23,927 3 $7,976
2006 $29,121 2 $14,561
2004 $11,777 1 $11,777
2002 $51,662 2 $25,831
2000 $117,405 3 $39,135
Total $415,727 19 $21,880

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