Wisconsin State Assembly District 35

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 35
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Current incumbentMary Czaja Republican Party
Population52,716
Voting age78.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's thirty-fifth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Mary Czaja.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 52,716 civilians reside within Wisconsin's thirty-fifth 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 Mary Czaja defeated Democrat Kevin Koth and Independent candidate Patrick Tjugum in the general election. Czaja was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Koth was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Czaja 53.3% 15,481
     Democratic Kevin Koth 41.8% 12,149
     Independent Patrick Tjugum 4.8% 1,397
     - Scattering 0.1% 18
Total Votes 29,045

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 35 have raised a total of $827,257. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $51,704 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 35
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $218,114 3 $72,705
2010 $156,411 3 $52,137
2008 $100,125 2 $50,063
2006 $31,681 1 $31,681
2004 $86,927 2 $43,464
2002 $43,125 2 $21,563
2000 $190,874 3 $63,625
Total $827,257 16 $51,704

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