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Wisconsin State Senate District 14

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Wisconsin State Senate District 14
Current incumbentLuther Olsen Republican Party
Voting age78.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's fourteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Luther Olsen.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 168,782 civilians reside within Wisconsin's fourteenth 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.


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.[4]


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]



See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Republican incumbent Luther Olsen defeated Democrat Margarete Worthington in the general election. Olsen defeated David Wayne Eiler in the Republican primary election. Worthington was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Margarete Worthington 42.4% 34,742
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuther Olsen Incumbent 57.5% 47,137
     - Scattering 0.1% 62
Total Votes 81,941
Wisconsin State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuther Olsen Incumbent 77.3% 14,782
David Wayne Eiler 22.7% 4,341
Total Votes 19,123

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Senate District 14 have raised a total of $481,324. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,110 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Senate District 14
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $138,993 3 $46,331
2010 $20,755 1 $20,755
2008 $22,430 1 $22,430
2006 $28,556 1 $28,556
2004 $58,393 2 $29,197
2002 $45,918 1 $45,918
2000 $166,279 3 $55,426
Total $481,324 12 $40,110

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