Wisconsin State Assembly District 7

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 7
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Current incumbentDaniel Riemer Democratic Party
Population55,825
Voting age80.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's seventh state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Daniel Riemer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,825 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventh 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. Incumbent Daniel Riemer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Scott Espeseth was unopposed in the Republican primary. Riemer and Espeseth faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Riemer defeated Espeseth in the general election, and was re-elected to another term.[10]

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. Democrat Daniel Riemer was unchallenged in the general election. Riemer defeated incumbent Peggy Krusick in the Democratic primary election.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Riemer 66.9% 1,908
Peggy Krusick Incumbent 33.1% 944
Total Votes 2,852

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 7 have raised a total of $190,741. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $14,672 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 7
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $76,890 3 $25,630
2010 $27,216 3 $9,072
2008 $37,418 2 $18,709
2006 $1,953 1 $1,953
2004 $2,148 1 $2,148
2002 $213 1 $213
2000 $44,903 2 $22,452
Total $190,741 13 $14,672

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