Wisconsin State Assembly District 99

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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, 2016
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

2014

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. Alice Jensen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Chris Kapenga was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jensen and Kapenga faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Kapenga defeated Jensen in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 99 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Kapenga Incumbent 77.9% 23,232
     Democratic Alice Jensen 22.1% 6,593
Total Votes 29,825

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.[11][12]

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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