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Wisconsin State Assembly District 60

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 60
Current incumbentRobert Brooks Republican Party
Voting age76.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's sixtieth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Robert Brooks.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,434 civilians reside within Wisconsin's sixtieth 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. Robert Brooks defeated Jean Opitz in the Republican primary. Perry Duman (D) and Joe Angelo Erato (R) were removed from the ballot before the primary elections.[8][9][10] However, Duman earned the Democratic nomination as a write-in candidate. Brooks faced Duman in the general.[11] Brooks defeated Duman in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 60 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Brooks 100% 24,066
     Democratic Perry Duman (write-in) 0% 5
Total Votes 24,071
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 60 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Brooks 58.1% 4,791
Jean F. Opitz 41.9% 3,457
Total Votes 8,248


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 Duey Stroebel defeated Democrat Perry Duman in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[13][14]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDuey Strobel Incumbent 71.1% 23,905
     Democratic Perry Duman 28.8% 9,682
     - Scattering 0.1% 46
Total Votes 33,633

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 60 have raised a total of $312,090. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $28,372 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 60
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $25,321 2 $12,661
2010 $25,881 1 $25,881
2008 $33,113 2 $16,557
2006 $39,815 1 $39,815
2004 $16,777 1 $16,777
2002 $75,122 3 $25,041
2000 $96,061 1 $96,061
Total $312,090 11 $28,372

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