Wisconsin State Senate District 25

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Wisconsin State Senate District 25
Current incumbentJanet Bewley Democratic Party
Voting age79.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Wisconsin's twenty-fifth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Janet Bewley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 162,577 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twenty-fifth 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, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate 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. Janet Bewley defeated Gary Kauther and Thomas Ratzlaff in the Democratic primary. Dane Deutsch ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Bewley defeated Deutsch in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Bewley 51.2% 35,055
     Republican Dane Deutsch 48.8% 33,445
Total Votes 68,500
Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Bewley 73.2% 7,314
Thomas Ratzlaff 16.2% 1,623
Gary Kauther 10.5% 1,053
Total Votes 9,990


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. Democratic incumbent Robert Jauch defeated Republican Dane Deutsch in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[12][13]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Jauch Incumbent 51.3% 31,437
     Republican Dane Deutsch 48.7% 29,854
Total Votes 61,291

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Senate District 25 have raised a total of $310,483. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $31,048 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Senate District 25
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $25,823 1 $25,823
2010 $138,989 2 $69,495
2008 $12,610 1 $12,610
2006 $100,974 2 $50,487
2004 $6,891 1 $6,891
2002 $20,296 2 $10,148
2000 $4,900 1 $4,900
Total $310,483 10 $31,048

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