Wisconsin State Assembly District 98

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 98
Current incumbentAdam Neylon Republican Party
Voting age76.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's ninety-eighth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Adam Neylon. Neylon won election in a special election on April 2, 2013. He was elected to chamber on April 16, 2013, to replace Paul Farrow.[1]

As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,450 civilians reside within Wisconsin's ninety-eighth state assembly district.[2] Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly represent an average of 57,444 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 54,179 residents.[4]

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.[5]


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.[6] Special elections to fill legislative vacancies cannot be held after February 1st preceding a spring election or September 1st preceding a fall election.[7] If the vacancy happens before May 15th, the Governor must fill the vacancy as soon as possible.[8]



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 Adam Neylon was unopposed in the Republican primary after Brian Miller (R) was removed from the candidate list before the primary. Neylon was unopposed in the general election,[9][10] and was re-elected for another term.[11]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Adam Neylon (R) won election in a special election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 98. The seat was vacant following Paul Farrow's (R) resignation after winning the December 4, 2012 special election for the District 33 seat in the Wisconsin State Senate. Neylon defeated Ed Baumann, Todd Greenwald, Matt Morzy and Jeanne Tarantino in the Republican primary on February 19 and was unopposed in the special election which took place on April 2.[12][13][14][15][16][17]


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 Paul Farrow defeated Democrat Eric Prudent in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[18][19]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Farrow Incumbent 70.4% 22,665
     Democratic Eric Prudent 29.5% 9,503
     - Scattering 0.1% 19
Total Votes 32,187

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 98 have raised a total of $693,089. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $38,505 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 98
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $110,466 2 $55,233
2010 $32,161 3 $10,720
2008 $37,956 2 $18,978
2006 $147,384 6 $24,564
2004 $56,202 1 $56,202
2002 $278,374 3 $92,791
2000 $30,546 1 $30,546
Total $693,089 18 $38,505

See also

External links


  1. sussex.patch.com, "Adam Neylon Sworn Into the State Assembly," April 16, 2013
  2. Public Mapping Project, Wisconsin 2010 Census Selected Statistics, accessed November 23, 2013
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed February 14, 2014
  4. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  5. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  6. Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 17.19 (1), Wisconsin Statutes)
  7. Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 8.50, Wisconsin Statutes)
  8. Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 8.50(4)-(d), Wisconsin Statutes)
  9. Wisconsin Government Accountability, "Candidates Registered by Office," June 11, 2014
  10. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "2014 Partisan Primary Candidates," accessed June 19, 2014
  11. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Canvass Results for 2014 General Election," December 1, 2014
  12. Sussex Patch, "Strong Interest in 98th Assembly District Race," November 19, 2012
  13. FOX6Now, "Gov. Walker calls special election to fill vacancy," December 17, 2012
  14. Agri-View, "Another election is just around the corner," January 17, 2013
  15. sussex.patch.com, "Adam Neylon Wins 98th Assembly District Primary," February 19, 2013
  16. waukesha.patch.com, "Adam Neylon Wins State Assembly Seat," April 2, 2013
  17. gab.wi.gov, "Official Republican primary results," accessed November 18, 2013
  18. State of Wisconsin, G.A.B. Canvass Reporting System, accessed November 23, 2013
  19. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Official 2012 primary results," accessed November 23, 2013