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Wisconsin State Assembly District 59

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 59
Current incumbentJesse Kremer Republican Party
Voting age76.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's fifty-ninth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Jesse Kremer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 58,836 civilians reside within Wisconsin's fifty-ninth 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. Jesse Kremer defeated Ralph Prescott, Timothy Ramthun and Bill Savage in the Republican primary. Mark Brunner (R) was removed from the ballot before the primary leaving Kremer unopposed in the general election.[8][9][10] Kremer was elected to the seat.[11]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 59 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJesse Kremer 38.6% 2,388
Ralph Prescott 23.9% 1,478
Timothy Ramthun 23.7% 1,467
Bill Savage 13.8% 854
Total Votes 6,187


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. Republican incumbent Daniel LeMahieu was unchallenged in the general election. LeMahieu was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[12][13]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 59 have raised a total of $280,848. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $17,553 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 59
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $30,557 1 $30,557
2010 $26,012 1 $26,012
2008 $37,913 2 $18,957
2006 $17,892 1 $17,892
2004 $16,360 1 $16,360
2002 $87,443 9 $9,716
2000 $64,671 1 $64,671
Total $280,848 16 $17,553

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