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Wisconsin State Assembly District 99
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Current incumbentChris Kapenga Republican Party
Population63,750
Voting age73.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's ninety-ninth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Chris Kapenga.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 63,750 civilians reside within Wisconsin's ninety-ninth 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.

Qualifications

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."

Salaries

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]

Vacancies

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]

Elections

2012

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 Chris Kapenga defeated Democrat Thomas Hibbard in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Kapenga Incumbent 76.3% 26,314
     Democratic Thomas Hibbard 23.7% 8,166
     - Scattering 0% 15
Total Votes 34,495

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 99 have raised a total of $310,589. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $20,706 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 99
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $140,918 2 $70,459
2010 $58,719 4 $14,680
2008 $15,310 1 $15,310
2006 $16,495 1 $16,495
2004 $31,340 3 $10,447
2002 $16,110 3 $5,370
2000 $31,697 1 $31,697
Total $310,589 15 $20,706

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