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Kristen Dexter

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Kristen Dexter
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Wisconsin State Senate District 23
Former Candidate
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
2009 – 2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, River Falls (1988)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 20, 1961
Place of birthHallock, Minnesota
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kristen Dexter (b. July 20, 1961) was a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin State Senate District 23 in the recall election against incumbent Sen. Terry Moulton.

Dexter was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 68th District since 2009. Prior to her election she served on the Altoona Board of Education from 2002-2008.

Dexter is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Beaver Creek Reserve, Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, and the Wisconsin Farmers Union.[1]

Issues

Legislation

2009

Legislation sponsored in 2009 included:[2]

  • AB-15 Autism spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified: insurance coverage required
  • AB-63 Campaign finance law: scope of regulated activity expanded to include organizations or individuals who, within 60 days of an election, make a communication about a candidate or political party via the media; exceptions specified; forfeiture and fine penalty provisions
  • AB-266 Business closing or mass layoff: employer required to provide contact information to the local workforce development board and certain support services information to affected employees

Campaign themes

2010

On her campaign site Dexter listed her positions, stating if elected she would, "Enact Comprehensive Healthcare Reform," "Create Opportunity through Education," "Restore Equitable Taxes," "Protect Our Environment," "Ensure Honest Government," and "Renew Enthusiasm for Change."[3]

Committee assignments

Dexter previously served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Terry Moulton recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)

Dexter lost her bid for Wisconsin State Senate District 23 in the recall election against incumbent Sen. Terry Moulton. She announced her candidacy on January 30, 2012. Dexter previously defeated Moulton in 2008 to win the District 68 seat.[4]

Recall of Wisconsin State Senator Terry Moulton, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Moulton Incumbent 56.6% 39,864
     Democratic Kristen Dexter 43.3% 30,504
     - Scattering 0.1% 100
Total Votes 70,468
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board


Dexter defeated protest candidate James Engel in the Democratic primary on May 8[5][6] and will face Moulton in the recall on June 5.

Wisconsin State Senate District 23 Recall - Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKristen Dexter 63.8% 17,651
James Engel 35.2% 9,736
Scattering 1.1% 292
Total Votes 27,679


2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Dexter was defeated in her bid for re-election to Wisconsin State Assembly District 68. She was defeated by Republican Kathy Bernier in the general election on November 2, 2010. Dexter was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[7] A recount request was filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on November 9, 2010[8]. The recount begun on November 11, 2010[9]. Bernier won the recount on November 16, 2010[10].


Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68

Democratic primary (2010)

Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Kristen Dexter (D) 1,897 99.84%

Campaign donors

2012

According to a report filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board at the end of April, Dexter raised about $102,000 and had $47,000 on hand.[11]

2008


Rep. Dexter speaking on the Employee Free Choice Act

The top 5 donors to Dexter's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals and party organizations:[12]

Donor Amount
Fortis, Louis G $900
Democratic Party of Eau Claire County $753
Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte $720
Dovre, Erik $600
Service Employees Local 1 $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Kathy Bernier (R)