Wisconsin State Assembly District 41

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 41
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Current incumbentJoan Ballweg Republican Party
Population55,581
Voting age78.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's forty-first state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Joan Ballweg.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,581 civilians reside within Wisconsin's forty-first 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 incumbent Joan Ballweg defeated Democrat Melissa Sorenson in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Ballweg Incumbent 57.9% 15,035
     Democratic Melissa Sorenson 42% 10,906
     - Scattering 0.1% 17
Total Votes 25,958

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 41 have raised a total of $239,687. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $10,895 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 41
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $38,845 2 $19,423
2010 $35,771 4 $8,943
2008 $29,596 2 $14,798
2006 $23,744 3 $7,915
2004 $65,042 9 $7,227
2002 $16,411 1 $16,411
2000 $30,278 1 $30,278
Total $239,687 22 $10,895

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