Wisconsin State Assembly District 69

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 69
WI HD 69.JPG
Current incumbentBob Kulp Republican Party
Population59,107
Voting age72.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's sixty-ninth state assembly district seat is represented by Republican Representative Bob Kulp.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 59,107 civilians reside within Wisconsin's sixty-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.

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

2014

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. Norbert Salamonski was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bob Kulp was unopposed in the Republican primary. Salamonski and Kulp faced off in the general election. Debra Koncel (R) was removed from the ballot before the primary.[8][9] Incumbent Kulp defeated Salamonski in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

2013

See also: Wisconsin state legislative special elections, 2013

Bob Kulp (R) won election in the 2013 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 69. The seat was vacant following Mark Honadel's (R) resignation to take a job in the private sector. Kulp defeated Alanna Feddick, Tommy Dahlen and Scott Kenneth Noble in the October 22 Republican primary. He faced Kenneth A. Slezak (D) and Tim Swiggum (Putting People Ahead of Politics) in the special election, which took place on November 19, 2013.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 69, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Kulp 67.3% 4,700
     Democratic Kenneth A. Slezak 24% 1,679
     Putting People Ahead of Politics Tim Swiggum 8.7% 607
Total Votes 6,986

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 Scott Suder defeated Democrat Paul Knoff in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[17][18]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Suder Incumbent 61.2% 15,785
     Democratic Paul Knoff 38.7% 9,998
     - Scattering 0.1% 23
Total Votes 25,806

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 69 have raised a total of $520,195. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,015 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 69
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $203,147 2 $101,574
2010 $24,833 1 $24,833
2008 $74,749 2 $37,375
2006 $79,450 2 $39,725
2004 $48,375 2 $24,188
2002 $33,360 2 $16,680
2000 $56,281 2 $28,141
Total $520,195 13 $40,015

See also

External links

References

  1. Public Mapping Project, Wisconsin 2010 Census Selected Statistics, accessed November 23, 2013
  2. U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed February 14, 2014
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  4. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  5. Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 17.19 (1), Wisconsin Statutes)
  6. Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 8.50, Wisconsin Statutes)
  7. Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 8.50(4)-(d), Wisconsin Statutes)
  8. Wisconsin Government Accountability, "Candidates Registered by Office," June 11, 2014
  9. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "2014 Partisan Primary Candidates," accessed June 19, 2014
  10. Madison.com, "Election Results: Wisconsin Legislature," accessed November 5, 2014
  11. wrn.com, "Special election called for 69st Assembly District," September 18, 2013 (dead link)
  12. "Official candidate list," accessed September 25, 2013 (dead link)
  13. wuwm.com, "Fields Finalized For Special Elections," October 23, 2013
  14. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named win
  15. gab.wi.gov, "Official Republican primary results," accessed December 11, 2013
  16. gab.wi.gov, "Official special election results," accessed December 11, 2013
  17. State of Wisconsin, G.A.B. Canvass Reporting System, accessed November 23, 2013
  18. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Official 2012 primary results," accessed November 23, 2013