Wisconsin State Assembly District 49

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 49
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Current incumbentTravis Tranel Republican Party
Population55,522
Voting age78.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's forty-ninth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Travis Tranel.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,522 civilians reside within Wisconsin's forty-ninth state assembly district.[1] Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly represent an average of 57,444 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 54,179 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Wisconsin legislators assume office the first Monday in January following the election.

Qualifications

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."

Salaries

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]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In the event of a vacancy in the assembly, 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]

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Assembly consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Republican incumbent Travis Tranel defeated Democrat Carol Beals in the general election. Tranel defeated Dave Kuhle in the Republican primary election. Beals was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Tranel Incumbent 54.2% 14,218
     Democratic Carol Beals 45.7% 11,977
     - Scattering 0.2% 40
Total Votes 26,235
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 49 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Tranel Incumbent 64.5% 3,773
Dave Kuhle 35.5% 2,075
Total Votes 5,848

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 49 have raised a total of $916,165. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,932 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 49
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $189,245 3 $63,082
2010 $167,195 3 $55,732
2008 $268,853 4 $67,213
2006 $93,451 3 $31,150
2004 $102,039 4 $25,510
2002 $46,988 2 $23,494
2000 $48,394 8 $6,049
Total $916,165 27 $33,932

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