Wisconsin State Assembly District 40

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 40
Current incumbentKevin Petersen Republican Party
Voting age76.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's fortieth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Kevin Petersen.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,223 civilians reside within Wisconsin's fortieth 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. Incumbent Kevin Petersen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Petersen was unopposed in the general election,[8][9] and was re-elected for another term.[10]


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 Kevin Petersen was unchallenged in the Republican primary election.[11][12]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 40 have raised a total of $392,193. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $24,512 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $41,293 2 $20,647
2010 $64,158 2 $32,079
2008 $61,666 2 $30,833
2006 $110,552 4 $27,638
2004 $40,966 2 $20,483
2002 $11,925 2 $5,963
2000 $61,633 2 $30,817
Total $392,193 16 $24,512

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