Wisconsin State Assembly District 37

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 37
Current incumbentJohn Jagler Republican Party
Voting age76.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's thirty-seventh state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative John Jagler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 58,965 civilians reside within Wisconsin's thirty-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, 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 John Jagler defeated Democrat Mary Arnold in the general election. Jagler defeated James Braughler, Steve Kauffeld, James Romlein, and Chris Ruetten in the Republican primary election. Arnold defeated Laura Cotting in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Jagler 54.2% 15,799
     Democratic Mary Arnold 45.6% 13,289
     - Scattering 0.3% 84
Total Votes 29,172
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 37 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Jagler 52.2% 3,412
Steve Kauffeld 18.8% 1,227
James Braughler 11.7% 764
James Romlein 10% 655
Chris Ruetten 7.3% 475
Total Votes 6,533
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 37 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Arnold 70.7% 1,470
Laura Cotting 29.3% 610
Total Votes 2,080

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 37 have raised a total of $604,452. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $25,186 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 37
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $82,344 7 $11,763
2010 $70,839 2 $35,420
2008 $187,812 4 $46,953
2006 $168,376 5 $33,675
2004 $29,824 2 $14,912
2002 $15,175 2 $7,588
2000 $50,082 2 $25,041
Total $604,452 24 $25,186

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