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Wisconsin State Assembly District 80

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 80
Current incumbentSondy Pope-Roberts Democratic Party
Voting age74.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's eightieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Sondy Pope.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 60,352 civilians reside within Wisconsin's eightieth 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. Democratic incumbent Sondy Pope-Roberts defeated Republican Tom Lamberson in the general election. Pope-Roberts defeated Charles Uphoff and Joseph Wineke in the Democratic primary election. Lamberson was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Tom Lamberson 36% 11,771
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSondy Pope-Roberts Incumbent 63.9% 20,864
     - Scattering 0.1% 40
Total Votes 32,675
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSondy Pope-Roberts Incumbent 48.9% 2,815
Joseph Wineke 42.8% 2,461
Charles Uphoff 8.3% 476
Total Votes 5,752

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 80 have raised a total of $968,018. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $48,401 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 80
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $76,848 3 $25,616
2010 $151,294 2 $75,647
2008 $276,912 3 $92,304
2006 $184,676 3 $61,559
2004 $183,142 3 $61,047
2002 $24,143 2 $12,072
2000 $71,003 4 $17,751
Total $968,018 20 $48,401

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