Wisconsin State Senate District 29

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Wisconsin State Senate District 29
Current incumbentJerry Petrowski Republican Party
Voting age76.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Wisconsin's twenty-ninth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Jerry Petrowski.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 167,310 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twenty-ninth 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. Paul Demain ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jerry Petrowski ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Petrowski defeated Demain in the general election.[8][9][10]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Petrowski Incumbent 65.7% 45,887
     Democratic Paul Demain 34.3% 23,917
Total Votes 69,804


Galloway resigned her seat effective March 17, 2012. She announced her resignation the previous day, right after the conclusion of the 2012 legislative session. Galloway was all but certain to face a recall election, but said that had nothing to do with her decision.[11] Jerry Petrowski was first elected to the chamber in a recall election on June 5, 2012, and was sworn in on June 26.[12][13]


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. Republican Pam Galloway defeated Democratic incumbent Russ Decker in the general election. Galloway defeated Jimmy Boy Edming in the Republican primary election. Decker was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[14][15]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPam Galloway 52.3% 32,640
     Democratic Russ Decker Incumbent 47.7% 29,742
Total Votes 62,382
Wisconsin State Senate District 29 Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPam Galloway 70.5% 10,355
Jimmy Boy Edming 29.5% 4,342
Total Votes 14,697

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Senate District 29 have raised a total of $1,023,534. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $85,295 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Senate District 29
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $396,520 3 $132,173
2010 $319,403 2 $159,702
2008 $60,595 1 $60,595
2006 $114,642 2 $57,321
2004 $28,434 1 $28,434
2002 $94,340 2 $47,170
2000 $9,600 1 $9,600
Total $1,023,534 12 $85,295

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