Wisconsin State Assembly District 45

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 45
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Current incumbentJanis Ringhand Democratic Party
Population59,610
Voting age73.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's forty-fifth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Janis Ringhand.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 59,610 civilians reside within Wisconsin's forty-fifth 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. Democratic incumbent Janis Ringhand defeated Republican Beth Schmidt in the general election. Ringhand defeated Sheila De Forest in the Democratic primary election. Schmidt defeated Russell Rucker in the Republican primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Beth Schmidt 36% 8,906
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanis Ringhand Incumbent 63.7% 15,753
     - Scattering 0.2% 53
Total Votes 24,712
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanis Ringhand Incumbent 63% 1,820
Sheila De Forest 37% 1,071
Total Votes 2,891
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Schmidt 58.8% 1,697
Russell Schmidt 41.2% 1,191
Total Votes 2,888

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 45 have raised a total of $380,617. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $21,145 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 45
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $60,385 4 $15,096
2010 $116,285 5 $23,257
2008 $41,325 2 $20,663
2006 $19,226 1 $19,226
2004 $66,773 3 $22,258
2002 $5,760 1 $5,760
2000 $70,863 2 $35,432
Total $380,617 18 $21,145

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