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Wisconsin State Assembly District 43

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 43
Current incumbentAndy Jorgensen Democratic Party
Voting age79.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's forty-third state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Andy Jorgensen.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,584 civilians reside within Wisconsin's forty-third 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 Andy Jorgensen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Herschel Brodkey was defeated by Leon Hebert in the Republican primary. Jorgensen and Hebert faced off in the general election. Evan Wynn (R) was removed from the ballot before the primary.[8][9] Incumbent Jorgensen defeated Hebert in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 43 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Jorgensen Incumbent 59.8% 14,116
     Republican Leon Hebert 40.2% 9,493
Total Votes 23,609
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 43 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Hebert 51.7% 762
Herschel Brodkey 48.3% 713
Total Votes 1,475


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. Democratic incumbent Andy Jorgensen defeated Republican Evan Wynn in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Evan Wynn Incumbent 42.2% 12,894
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Jorgensen Incumbent 57.6% 17,612
     - Scattering 0.3% 79
Total Votes 30,585

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 43 have raised a total of $891,406. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $42,448 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 43
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $144,248 2 $72,124
2010 $114,742 2 $57,371
2008 $179,304 2 $89,652
2006 $120,084 3 $40,028
2004 $77,913 2 $38,957
2002 $188,628 8 $23,579
2000 $66,487 2 $33,244
Total $891,406 21 $42,448

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