Wisconsin State Assembly District 78

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 78
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Current incumbentBrett Hulsey Independent
Population55,031
Voting age88.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's seventy-eighth state assembly district is represented by Independent Representative Brett Hulsey.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,031 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventy-eighth 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

2014

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. Lisa Subeck defeated Mark Clear in the Democratic primary. Rick Cruz (R) was removed from the ballot before the primary, leaving Suebeck unopposed in the general election.[8][9][10] Subeck was elected in the general election.[11]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Subeck 56.8% 3,827
Mark Clear 43.2% 2,913
Total Votes 6,740

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 Brett Hulsey defeated Green Party candidate Jonathan Dedering in the general election. Hulsey defeated Christopher Fisher in the Democratic primary election.[12][13]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Hulsey Incumbent 75.4% 22,853
     Green Jonathan Dedering 24.2% 7,323
     - Scattering 0.4% 118
Total Votes 30,294
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Hulsey Incumbent 91.3% 5,215
Christopher Fisher 8.7% 497
Total Votes 5,712

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 78 have raised a total of $136,385. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $13,639 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 78
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $27,562 3 $9,187
2010 $15,710 1 $15,710
2008 $25,592 1 $25,592
2006 $8,220 1 $8,220
2004 $32,887 2 $16,444
2002 $4,070 1 $4,070
2000 $22,344 1 $22,344
Total $136,385 10 $13,639

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