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Wisconsin State Assembly District 96

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 96
Current incumbentLee Nerison Republican Party
Voting age74.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's ninety-sixth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Lee Nerison.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,740 civilians reside within Wisconsin's ninety-sixth 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. Peter Flesch was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Lee A. Nerison was unopposed in the Republican primary. Flesch and Nerison faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Nerison defeated Flesch in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 96 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee A. Nerison Incumbent 58.9% 12,683
     Democratic Peter Flesch 41.1% 8,839
Total Votes 21,522


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 Lee Nerison defeated Democrat Tom Johnson in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Nerison Incumbent 59.5% 15,344
     Democratic Tom Johnson 40.4% 10,426
     - Scattering 0% 9
Total Votes 25,779

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 96 have raised a total of $742,578. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,083 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 96
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $102,770 2 $51,385
2010 $107,419 2 $53,710
2008 $167,282 2 $83,641
2006 $71,277 2 $35,639
2004 $210,692 6 $35,115
2002 $31,105 2 $15,553
2000 $52,033 3 $17,344
Total $742,578 19 $39,083

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