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 8, 2016
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, 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. Jim Brownlow was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dave Craig was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brownlow and Craig faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Craig defeated Brownlow, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 83 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Craig Incumbent 73.1% 21,382
     Democratic Jim Brownlow 26.9% 7,877
Total Votes 29,259


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.[11][12]

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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