Wisconsin State Assembly District 70

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 70
Current incumbentAmy Vruwink Democratic Party
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's seventieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Amy Vruwink.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 53,911 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventieth 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, 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. Democratic incumbent Amy Vruwink defeated Republican Nancy VanderMeer in the general election. Vruwink was unopposed in the Democratic primary election. VanderMeer defeated Dan Wald in the Republican primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Nancy VanderMeer 49.7% 13,374
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Vruwink Incumbent 50.2% 13,518
     - Scattering 0.2% 44
Total Votes 26,936
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 70 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Vandermeer 58.6% 3,125
Dan Wald 41.4% 2,205
Total Votes 5,330

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 70 have raised a total of $807,386. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $38,447 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 70
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $215,557 3 $71,852
2010 $65,629 3 $21,876
2008 $54,757 2 $27,379
2006 $90,764 2 $45,382
2004 $62,467 2 $31,234
2002 $139,954 6 $23,326
2000 $178,258 3 $59,419
Total $807,386 21 $38,447

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