Wisconsin State Senate District 27

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Wisconsin State Senate District 27
Current incumbentJon Erpenbach Democratic Party
Voting age75.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Wisconsin's twenty-seventh state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Jon Erpenbach.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 197,821 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twenty-seventh 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. Incumbent Jon Erpenbach ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election[8][9] and was re-elected to another term.[10]


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 Jon Erpenbach defeated Republican Kurt Schlicht in the general election. Erpenbach was unopposed in the Democratic primary election. Schlicht defeated Tom Lamberson and Tony Wickersham in the Republican primary election.[11][12]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Erpenbach Incumbent 61.9% 51,742
     Republican Kurt Schlicht 38.1% 31,909
Total Votes 83,651
Wisconsin State Senate District 27 Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schlicht 58.4% 7,540
Tom Lamberson 23.3% 3,002
Tony Wickersham 18.3% 2,364
Total Votes 12,906

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Senate District 27 have raised a total of $427,123. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $42,712 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Senate District 27
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $46,979 1 $46,979
2010 $149,112 4 $37,278
2008 $39,678 1 $39,678
2006 $54,176 1 $54,176
2004 $47,345 1 $47,345
2002 $76,586 1 $76,586
2000 $13,247 1 $13,247
Total $427,123 10 $42,712

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