Wisconsin State Assembly District 48

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 48
Current incumbentMelissa Sargent Democratic Party
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's forty-eighth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Melissa Sargent.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 61,402 civilians reside within Wisconsin's forty-eighth 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 Melissa Sargent was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sargent 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. Democrat Melissa Sargent defeated Libertarian Terry Gray in the general election. Sargent was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Sargent 83.2% 24,375
     Libertarian Terry Gray 16.6% 4,849
     Independent Adam Kassulke (Write-In) 0% 0
     Republican Jonathon William Rygiewicz (Write-In) 0% 13
     - Scattering 0.2% 59
Total Votes 29,296

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 48 have raised a total of $193,918. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $17,629 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 48
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $34,966 1 $34,966
2010 $22,631 2 $11,316
2008 $13,966 1 $13,966
2006 $30,745 2 $15,373
2004 $80,004 3 $26,668
2002 $3,800 1 $3,800
2000 $7,806 1 $7,806
Total $193,918 11 $17,629

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