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Wisconsin State Assembly District 72

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 72
Current incumbentScott Krug Republican Party
Voting age79.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's seventy-second state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Scott Krug.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,757 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventy-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.


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. Republican incumbent Scott Krug defeated Democrat Justin Pluess in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Krug Incumbent 50.2% 14,138
     Democratic Justin Pluess 49.8% 14,029
     - Scattering 0.1% 18
Total Votes 28,185

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 72 have raised a total of $335,125. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $17,638 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 72
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $188,465 2 $94,233
2010 $34,839 5 $6,968
2008 $22,368 3 $7,456
2006 $22,203 2 $11,102
2004 $19,058 2 $9,529
2002 $6,629 2 $3,315
2000 $41,563 3 $13,854
Total $335,125 19 $17,638

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