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Wisconsin State Assembly District 90

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 90
Current incumbentEric Genrich Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's ninetieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Eric Genrich.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,344 civilians reside within Wisconsin's ninetieth 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 Eric Genrich was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Eric Wimberger was unopposed in the Republican primary. Shae Sortwell ran as a Serving Liberty and the People Party candidate. Genrich, Wimberger and Sortwell faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Genrich defeated both challengers, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Genrich Incumbent 55% 7,953
     Republican Eric Wimberger 36.9% 5,342
     Independent Shae Sortwell 8.1% 1,164
Total Votes 14,459


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 Eric Genrich defeated Republican David VanderLeest in the general election. Genrich was unopposed in the Democratic primary election. VanderLeest defeated Joel Diny in the Republican primary election.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican David Vanderleest 39.4% 7,432
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Genrich 60.2% 11,353
     - Scattering 0.4% 71
Total Votes 18,856
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid VanderLeest 62.4% 1,702
Joel Diny 37.6% 1,027
Total Votes 2,729

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 90 have raised a total of $753,034. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,835 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 90
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $29,737 3 $9,912
2010 $84,425 3 $28,142
2008 $158,164 2 $79,082
2006 $95,297 3 $31,766
2004 $140,084 2 $70,042
2002 $148,953 3 $49,651
2000 $96,374 2 $48,187
Total $753,034 18 $41,835

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