Wisconsin State Assembly District 74

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 74
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Current incumbentJanet Bewley Democratic Party
Population52,623
Voting age79.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's seventy-fourth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Janet Bewley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 52,623 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventy-fourth 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

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. Democratic incumbent Janet Bewley defeated Republican John Sendra in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections..[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican John Sendra 41% 12,911
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Bewley Incumbent 59% 18,582
     - Scattering 0.1% 16
Total Votes 31,509

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 74 have raised a total of $526,937. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $35,129 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 74
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $72,275 2 $36,138
2010 $90,144 2 $45,072
2008 $49,770 3 $16,590
2006 $72,679 3 $24,226
2004 $180,117 2 $90,059
2002 $11,050 1 $11,050
2000 $50,902 2 $25,451
Total $526,937 15 $35,129

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