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Wisconsin State Assembly District 27

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 27
Current incumbentTyler Vorpagel Republican Party
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's twenty-seventh state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Tyler Vorpagel.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,118 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twenty-seventh 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. Scott Grover Heinig was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Darryl Carlson and Jackie Jarvis were defeated by Tyler Vorpagel in the Republican primary. Heinig and Vorpagel faced off in the general election.[8][9] Republican Vorpagel defeated Grover Heining in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTyler Vorpagel 62.9% 16,042
     Democratic Scott Grover Heinig 37.1% 9,447
Total Votes 25,489
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTyler Vorpagel 36.6% 2,533
Darryl Carlson 32.8% 2,272
Jackie Jarvis 30.5% 2,112
Total Votes 6,917


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 Steve Kestell defeated Democrat Steven Bauer in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Kestell Incumbent 57.9% 18,101
     Democratic Steven H. Bauer 42% 13,148
     - Scattering 0.1% 20
Total Votes 31,269

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 27 have raised a total of $136,913. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $10,532 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 27
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $22,798 2 $11,399
2010 $39,491 3 $13,164
2008 $12,090 2 $6,045
2006 $13,922 1 $13,922
2004 $5,088 1 $5,088
2002 $4,963 1 $4,963
2000 $38,561 3 $12,854
Total $136,913 13 $10,532

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