Wisconsin State Assembly District 4

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 4
Current incumbentDavid Steffen Republican Party
Voting age78.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's fourth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative David Steffen.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,953 civilians reside within Wisconsin's fourth 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. Chris Plaunt was unopposed in the Democratic primary. David Steffen defeated Corrie Campbell and Jeff Goelz in the Republican primary. Plaunt faced Steffen in the general election.[8][9][10] Steffen defeated his Democratic opponent, Plaunt, in the general election.[11]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Steffen 59.1% 14,467
     Democratic Chris Plaunt 40.9% 10,026
Total Votes 24,493
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Steffen 59.1% 2,359
Jeff Goetz 26% 1,038
Corrie Campbell 14.9% 593
Total Votes 3,990


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 Chad Weininger defeated Democrat Michael Malcheski in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[12][13]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Michael J. Malcheski 44.3% 12,770
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Weininger Incumbent 55.6% 16,029
     - Scattering 0.1% 40
Total Votes 28,839

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 4 have raised a total of $538,266. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,642 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 4
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $70,119 2 $35,060
2010 $79,231 4 $19,808
2008 $106,393 2 $53,197
2006 $84,841 2 $42,421
2004 $55,627 2 $27,814
2002 $73,602 2 $36,801
2000 $68,453 2 $34,227
Total $538,266 16 $33,642

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