Wisconsin State Assembly District 83

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 83
Current incumbentDave Craig Republican Party
Voting age75.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's eighty-third state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Dave Craig.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 61,206 civilians reside within Wisconsin's eighty-third 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. Republican incumbent Dave Craig defeated Democrat James Brownlow in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Craig Incumbent 69.7% 23,034
     Democratic James Brownlow 30.2% 9,967
     - Scattering 0.1% 23
Total Votes 33,024

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 83 have raised a total of $314,397. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $24,184 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 83
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $41,567 2 $20,784
2010 $46,397 2 $23,199
2008 $49,668 2 $24,834
2006 $80,605 3 $26,868
2004 $28,266 1 $28,266
2002 $18,363 1 $18,363
2000 $49,531 2 $24,766
Total $314,397 13 $24,184

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