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Wisconsin State Assembly District 30

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 30
Current incumbentDean Knudson Republican Party
Voting age75.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's thirtieth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Dean Knudson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 66,575 civilians reside within Wisconsin's thirtieth 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. Darrel Laumann was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dean Knudson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Laurie Kroeger ran as a Libertarian. Laumann, Knudson and Kroeger faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Knudson defeated both challengers, Laumann and Kroeger, in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Knudson Incumbent 59.7% 13,951
     Democratic Darrel Laumann 37.1% 8,658
     Libertarian Laurie Kroeger 3.2% 747
Total Votes 23,356


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 Dean Knudson defeated Democrat Diane Odeen in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Knudson Incumbent 55.8% 17,261
     Democratic Diane Odeen 44.1% 13,657
     - Scattering 0.1% 20
Total Votes 30,938

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 30 have raised a total of $633,414. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,588 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 30
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $111,552 2 $55,776
2010 $91,153 3 $30,384
2008 $137,587 3 $45,862
2006 $65,984 2 $32,992
2004 $84,874 2 $42,437
2002 $54,916 2 $27,458
2000 $87,348 2 $43,674
Total $633,414 16 $39,588

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