Wisconsin State Assembly District 68

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
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Current incumbentKathy Bernier Republican Party
Population59,129
Voting age76.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's sixty-eighth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Kathy Bernier.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 59,129 civilians reside within Wisconsin's sixty-eighth 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 Kathy Bernier defeated Democrat Judy Smriga in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Bernier Incumbent 52.4% 13,758
     Democratic Judy Smriga 47.5% 12,482
     - Scattering 0.1% 23
Total Votes 26,263

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 68 have raised a total of $1,001,858. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $71,561 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $168,530 2 $84,265
2010 $142,885 2 $71,443
2008 $264,669 2 $132,335
2006 $105,513 2 $52,757
2004 $175,265 2 $87,633
2002 $40,046 2 $20,023
2000 $104,950 2 $52,475
Total $1,001,858 14 $71,561

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