Wisconsin State Senate District 20

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Wisconsin State Senate District 20
Current incumbentVacant
Voting age76.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wisconsin's twentieth state senate district is currently vacant.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 176,381 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twentieth 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 legislative special elections, 2015

Duey Stroebel defeated Tiffany Koehler and Lee L. Schlenvogt in the Republican primary on February 17.[8] He was unchallenged in the special election on April 7.[9][10]

The seat was vacant following Glenn Grothman's (R) election to represent the 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin on November 4, 2014.[11]

A special election for the position of Wisconsin State Senate District 20 was called for April 7, with a primary on February 17, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 6.[11]


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 Glenn Grothman defeated Democrat Tanya Lohr in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[12][13]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tanya Lohr 31.3% 30,504
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Grothman Incumbent 68.6% 66,882
     - Scattering 0.1% 74
Total Votes 97,460

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Senate District 20 have raised a total of $903,955. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $82,178 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Senate District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $159,398 2 $79,699
2010 $40,095 1 $40,095
2008 $46,302 2 $23,151
2006 $12,924 1 $12,924
2004 $430,436 2 $215,218
2002 $31,048 1 $31,048
2000 $183,752 2 $91,876
Total $903,955 11 $82,178

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