Wisconsin State Assembly District 85

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 85
Current incumbentMandy Wright Democratic Party
Voting age76.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's eighty-fifth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Mandy Wright.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,850 civilians reside within Wisconsin's eighty-fifth 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. Incumbent Mandy Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dave Heaton was unopposed in the Republican primary. According to unofficial results, Wright was defeated by Heaton by 86 votes in the general election, a margin of less than 1 percent.[8][9]


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. Democrat Mandy Wright defeated Republican Patrick Snyder and Libertarian Jim Maas in the general election. Wright defeated Jeff Johnson in the Democratic primary election. Snyder was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[10][11]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Patrick Snyder 46.5% 13,025
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMandy Wright 49.7% 13,930
     Libertarian Jim Maas 3.7% 1,047
     - Scattering 0.1% 24
Total Votes 28,026
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 85 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMandy Wright 60.8% 1,626
Jeff Johnson 39.2% 1,050
Total Votes 2,676

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 85 have raised a total of $544,442. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $32,026 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 85
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $224,198 3 $74,733
2010 $48,878 2 $24,439
2008 $38,049 2 $19,025
2006 $45,754 2 $22,877
2004 $115,583 5 $23,117
2002 $17,890 1 $17,890
2000 $54,090 2 $27,045
Total $544,442 17 $32,026

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