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 8, 2016
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

2014

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. Joe Kallas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joan Ballweg was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kallas and Ballweg faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Ballweg defeated Kallas in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 41 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Ballweg Incumbent 61% 13,152
     Democratic Joe Kallas 39% 8,409
Total Votes 21,561

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.[11][12]

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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