Wisconsin State Assembly District 54

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 54
Current incumbentGordon Hintz Democratic Party
Voting age80.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's fifty-fourth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Gordon Hintz.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,863 civilians reside within Wisconsin's fifty-fourth 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 Gordon Hintz was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mark Elliott was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hintz and Elliott faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Hintz defeated Elliott in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 54 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Hintz Incumbent 51.5% 11,228
     Republican Mark Elliott 48.5% 10,571
Total Votes 21,799


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 Gordon Hintz defeated Republican Paul Esslinger in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Paul Esslinger 39.9% 11,594
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Hintz Incumbent 59.9% 17,400
     - Scattering 0.2% 64
Total Votes 29,058

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 54 have raised a total of $606,675. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $35,687 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 54
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $47,440 2 $23,720
2010 $75,996 2 $37,998
2008 $72,611 2 $36,306
2006 $226,657 3 $75,552
2004 $79,407 3 $26,469
2002 $31,579 2 $15,790
2000 $72,985 3 $24,328
Total $606,675 17 $35,687

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