Wisconsin State Senate District 16

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Wisconsin State Senate District 16
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Current incumbentMark Miller Democratic Party
Population188,936
Voting age75.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's sixteenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Mark Miller.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 188,936 civilians reside within Wisconsin's sixteenth 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

2012

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. Democratic incumbent Mark Miller was unchallenged in the general election. Miller was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Senate District 16 have raised a total of $1,092,556. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $109,256 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Senate District 16
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $80,465 1 $80,465
2010 $5,952 1 $5,952
2008 $67,735 1 $67,735
2006 $9,265 1 $9,265
2004 $424,748 3 $141,583
2002 $30,885 1 $30,885
2000 $473,506 2 $236,753
Total $1,092,556 10 $109,256

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