Wisconsin State Assembly District 6

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 6
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Current incumbentGary Tauchen Republican Party
Population55,963
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's sixth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Gary Tauchen.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,963 civilians reside within Wisconsin's sixth 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. Republican incumbent Gary Tauchen defeated Democrat John Powers in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Tauchen Incumbent 59.4% 15,423
     Democratic John Powers 40.5% 10,508
     Independent Jon Kupsky (Write-In) 0% 9
     - Scattering 0.1% 21
Total Votes 25,961

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 6 have raised a total of $212,202. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $14,147 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $25,767 2 $12,884
2010 $14,407 1 $14,407
2008 $43,635 2 $21,818
2006 $82,668 5 $16,534
2004 $18,112 2 $9,056
2002 $6,401 2 $3,201
2000 $21,212 1 $21,212
Total $212,202 15 $14,147

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