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Wisconsin State Assembly District 65

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 65
Current incumbentTod Ohnstad Democratic Party
Population61,608
Voting age72.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's sixty-fifth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Tod Ohnstad.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 61,608 civilians reside within Wisconsin's sixty-fifth 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. Democrat Tod Ohnstad was unchallenged in the general election. Ohnstad defeated Dayvin Hallmon and Albert Namath in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 65 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTod Ohnstad 74.9% 2,083
Dayvin Hallmon 18.7% 519
Albert Namath 6.5% 180
Total Votes 2,782

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 65 have raised a total of $128,889. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,889 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 65
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $20,715 3 $6,905
2010 $13,470 1 $13,470
2008 $57,391 2 $28,696
2006 $6,359 1 $6,359
2004 $6,940 1 $6,940
2002 $3,218 1 $3,218
2000 $20,796 1 $20,796
Total $128,889 10 $12,889

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