Wisconsin State Assembly District 98
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 98|
|Current incumbent||Adam Neylon|
|Voting age||76.9% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,450 civilians reside within Wisconsin's ninety-eighth state assembly district. Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly represent an average of 57,444 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 54,179 residents.
About the office
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.
In the event of a vacancy in the assembly, the Governor must call for a special election when allowed by law. Special elections to fill legislative vacancies cannot be held after February 1st preceding a spring election or September 1st preceding a fall election. If the vacancy happens before May 15th, the Governor must fill the vacancy as soon as possible.
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.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98 Republican Primary, 2013|
- 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.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 98, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Paul Farrow Incumbent||70.4%||22,665|
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|
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- U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 17.19 (1), Wisconsin Statutes)
- Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 8.50, Wisconsin Statutes)
- Wisconsin Legislature, "Wisconsin Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 8.50(4)-(d), Wisconsin Statutes)
- Sussex Patch, "Strong Interest in 98th Assembly District Race," November 19, 2012
- FOX6Now, "Gov. Walker calls special election to fill vacancy," December 17, 2012
- Agri-View, "Another election is just around the corner," January 17, 2013
- sussex.patch.com, "Adam Neylon Wins 98th Assembly District Primary," February 19, 2013
- waukesha.patch.com, "Adam Neylon Wins State Assembly Seat," April 2, 2013
- gab.wi.gov, "Official Republican primary results," accessed November 18, 2013
- State of Wisconsin, G.A.B. Canvass Reporting System, accessed November 23, 2013
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Official 2012 primary results," accessed November 23, 2013
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