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Wisconsin State Assembly District 76

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 76
Current incumbentChris Taylor Democratic Party
Voting age77.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's seventy-sixth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Chris Taylor.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 61,595 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventy-sixth 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 Chris Taylor was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Taylor 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. Democratic incumbent Chris Taylor was unchallenged in the general election. Taylor was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[11][12]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 76 have raised a total of $159,495. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,937 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 76
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $100,051 1 $100,051
2010 $14,114 2 $7,057
2008 $7,126 1 $7,126
2006 $5,375 1 $5,375
2004 $4,932 1 $4,932
2000 $27,897 2 $13,949
Total $159,495 8 $19,937

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