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Wisconsin State Assembly District 68

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
Current incumbentKathy Bernier Republican Party
Voting age76.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
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.


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 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]



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly 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. Jeff Peck was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kathy Bernier was unopposed in the Republican primary. Peck and Bernier faced off in the general election.[8][9] Incumbent Bernier defeated Peck in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Bernier Incumbent 52.8% 11,289
     Democratic Jeff Peck 47.2% 10,076
Total Votes 21,365


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.[11][12]

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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