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Wisconsin State Assembly District 62
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Current incumbentTom Weatherston Republican Party
Population55,886
Voting age75.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's sixty-second state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Tom Weatherston.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,886 civilians reside within Wisconsin's sixty-second 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 Tom Weatherston defeated Democrat Melissa Lemke in the general election. Weatherston was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Lemke defeated Randy Bryce in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Weatherston 53.1% 17,045
     Democratic Melissa Lemke 46.9% 15,054
     - Scattering 0.1% 31
Total Votes 32,130
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 62 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Lemke 69.7% 1,202
Randy Bryce 30.3% 522
Total Votes 1,724

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 62 have raised a total of $523,450. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,265 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 62
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $81,680 3 $27,227
2010 $126,551 2 $63,276
2008 $62,472 1 $62,472
2006 $210,425 2 $105,213
2004 $17,057 2 $8,529
2002 $1,272 1 $1,272
2000 $23,993 2 $11,997
Total $523,450 13 $40,265

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