Wisconsin State Senate District 13

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Wisconsin State Senate District 13
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Current incumbentScott Fitzgerald Republican Party
Population175,277
Ethnicity76.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's thirteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Scott Fitzgerald.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 175,277 civilians reside within Wisconsin's thirteenth state senate district.[1] Wisconsin state senators represent an average of 172,333 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 162,536 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Wisconsin State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Half of the senate is up for election every two years. 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 senate, 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

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 14, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. Republican incumbent Scott Fitzgerald defeated Democrat Dwayne Block and Independent candidate Vittorio Spadaro in the general election. Fitzgerald was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Block was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Fitzgerald Incumbent 67.6% 44,529
     Democratic Dwayne Block 29.2% 19,230
     Independent Vittorio Spadaro 3.1% 2,071
Total Votes 65,830

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Senate District 13 have raised a total of $1,533,845. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $127,820 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Senate District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $937,081 3 $312,360
2010 $225,440 3 $75,147
2008 $161,303 1 $161,303
2006 $142,016 1 $142,016
2004 $21,761 1 $21,761
2002 $25,254 2 $12,627
2000 $20,990 1 $20,990
Total $1,533,845 12 $127,820

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