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Wisconsin State Assembly District 71

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 71
Current incumbentKatrina Shankland Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's seventy-first state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Katrina Shankland.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,415 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventy-first 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. Incumbent Katrina Shankland was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Shankland was unopposed in the general election,[8][9] and was re-elected for another term.[10]


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 Katrina Shankland defeated Republican Patrick Testin in the general election. Shankland defeated Laura Hauser-Menting, Corey Ladick, Tom Mallison, Jerry McGinley, Hans Schmid, Andrew Beveridge, Robert Steinke, and David Verhage in the Democratic primary election. Testin was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Patrick Testin 38.9% 11,279
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatrina Shankland 60.8% 17,619
     - Scattering 0.2% 70
Total Votes 28,968
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 71 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKatrina Shankland 27% 1,383
Corey Ladick 26.1% 1,339
Jeri McGinley 16.3% 836
Andrew Beveridge 15% 771
David Verhage 6.2% 319
Tom Mallison 2.8% 142
Robert Steinke 2.3% 118
Laura Hauser-Menting 2.3% 117
Hans Schmid 2% 101
Total Votes 5,126

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 71 have raised a total of $284,709. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $14,235 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 71
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $72,853 9 $8,095
2010 $68,163 2 $34,082
2008 $21,683 2 $10,842
2006 $21,908 1 $21,908
2004 $22,446 2 $11,223
2002 $29,179 2 $14,590
2000 $48,477 2 $24,239
Total $284,709 20 $14,235

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