Wisconsin State Assembly District 57

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 57
Current incumbentPenny Bernard Schaber Democratic Party
Voting age76.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's fifty-seventh state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Penny Bernard Schaber.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 53,999 civilians reside within Wisconsin's fifty-seventh 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, 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 Penny Bernard Schaber was unchallenged in the general election. Schaber was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 57 have raised a total of $716,818. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $51,201 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 57
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $43,483 2 $21,742
2010 $163,866 4 $40,967
2008 $256,429 3 $85,476
2006 $101,205 2 $50,603
2004 $55,999 1 $55,999
2002 $45,729 1 $45,729
2000 $50,107 1 $50,107
Total $716,818 14 $51,201

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