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Wisconsin State Assembly District 82

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 82
Current incumbentKen Skowronski Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's eighty-second state assembly district seat is represented by Republican Representative Ken Skowronski.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 60,035 civilians reside within Wisconsin's eighty-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 legislative special elections, 2013

Ken Skowronski (R) won election in the 2013 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 82. The seat was vacant following Jeffrey Stone's (R) resignation to become Division Administrator for the Division of Water, Compliance, and Consumer Affairs of the Public Service Commission. Skowronski defeated Steven C. Becker and Shari Hanneman in the November 19 Republican primary. He defeated John R. Hermes (D) in the special election, which took place on December 17, 2013.[8][9][10][11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 82, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Skowronski 64.3% 3,974
     Democratic John R. Hermes 35.7% 2,211
Total Votes 6,185


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 Jeffrey Stone defeated Democrat Kathleen Wied-Vincent in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[13][14]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 82, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Stone Incumbent 60.2% 18,032
     Democratic Kathleen Wied-Vincent 39.7% 11,896
     - Scattering 0.1% 44
Total Votes 29,972

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 82 have raised a total of $282,087. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $28,209 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 82
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $14,600 2 $7,300
2010 $43,724 2 $21,862
2008 $51,752 1 $51,752
2006 $49,120 1 $49,120
2004 $43,019 1 $43,019
2002 $28,916 1 $28,916
2000 $50,956 2 $25,478
Total $282,087 10 $28,209

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