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Ballotpedia covers 11 state executive offices in the state of Wisconsin. The executive branch is governed by Article V of the Wisconsin Constitution.

State executive organization

Executive officials in Wisconsin are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of Wisconsin's state government:

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Offices

The following is a list of state executive offices in Wisconsin.

Current officeholders

Note: First appointed or First elected will include a date depending on if the officeholder was appointed or elected.

Name:Party:Current office:Tenure:First AppointedFirst Elected:
Ben BrancelNonpartisan Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer ProtectionJanuary 3, 2011 - PresentDecember 2010
Brad SchimelEnds.png Republican Attorney General of Wisconsin2015-presentNovember 4, 2014
Cathy SteppNonpartisan Wisconsin Secretary of Natural ResourcesJanuary 2011 - PresentDecember 2010
Douglas J. La FolletteElectiondot.png Democratic Wisconsin Secretary of State1983 - Present1983
Ellen NowakNonpartisan Wisconsin Public Service CommissionJuly 5, 2011 - PresentJune 2011
Matt AdamczykEnds.png Republican Wisconsin TreasurerJanuary 2015-presentNovember 4, 2014
Mike HuebschNonpartisan Wisconsin Public Service CommissionFebruary 2015 - presentFebruary 2015
Phil MontgomeryNonpartisan Wisconsin Public Service CommissionMarch 2011 - PresentMarch 2011
Rebecca KleefischEnds.png Republican Lieutenant Governor of WisconsinJanuary 3, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Reggie NewsonNonpartisan Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce DevelopmentOctober 24, 2011 - PresentOctober 24, 2011
Scott WalkerEnds.png Republican Governor of WisconsinJanuary 3, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Ted NickelNonpartisan Wisconsin Commissioner of InsuranceJanuary 3, 2011 - PresentJanuary 3, 2011
Tony EversNonpartisan Wisconsin Superintendent of Public InstructionApril 7, 2009 - PresentApril 7, 2009

Elections

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2015

There are no state executive elections in Wisconsin in 2015.

2014

Five state executive offices were up for election including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer.

2013

The state superintendent of schools was the only office up for election in 2013.

2012

There were no elections in Wisconsin in 2012.

State profile

Wisconsin's population in 2013 was 5,742,713.

Wisconsin's population in 2013 was 5,742,713 according to the United States Census Bureau. This estimate represented a 1 percent change from the bureau's 2010 estimate. The state's population per square mile was 105 in 2010, exceeding the national average of 87.4. Wisconsin experienced a 1.5 percent increase in total employment from 2011 to 2012 based on census data, falling below a 2.2 percent increase at the national level during the same period.[1]

Demographics

Wisconsin fell below the national average for residents who attained at least bachelor's degrees based on census data from 2009 to 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 26.8 percent of Wisconsin residents aged 25 years and older attained bachelor's degrees compared to 28.8 percent at the national level. The median household income in Wisconsin was $52,413 between 2009 and 2013 compared to a $53,046 national median income. Census information showed a 13.5 percent poverty rate in Wisconsin during the study period compared to a 14.5 percent national poverty rate.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Wisconsin (%) United States (%)
White 88.1 77.7
Black or African American 6.5 13.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.2
Asian 2.5 5.3
Two or More Races 1.7 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 17.1

Presidential Voting Pattern, 2000-2012[2][3]
Year Democratic vote in Wisconsin (%) Republican vote in Wisconsin (%) Democratic vote in U.S. (%) Republican vote in U.S. (%)
2012 52.8 45.9 51.1 47.2
2008 56.2 42.3 52.9 45.7
2004 49.7 49.3 48.3 50.7
2000 47.8 47.6 48.4 47.9

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

Corruption analysis

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Integrity Initiative used federal data to evaluate levels of corruption in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The following table ranks each state based on total convictions and convictions per 10,000 residents of public officials in federal corruption cases between 1976 and 2010.[6]

Corruption statistics, 1976-2010
State Total federal corruption convictions Rank Convictions per 10,000 residents Rank
Alabama
657
14
1.37
8
Alaska
130
38
1.83
4
Arizona
329
25
0.51
39
Arkansas
201
29
0.69
31
California
2,345
2
0.63
35
Colorado
189
32
0.38
45
Connecticut
277
27
0.78
30
Delaware
80
47
0.89
20
Florida
1,762
4
0.94
19
Georgia
807
13
0.83
26
Hawaii
114
40
0.84
25
Idaho
78
48
0.50
40
Illinois
1,828
3
1.42
7
Indiana
419
23
0.65
34
Iowa
148
34
0.49
41
Kansas
152
33
0.53
37
Kentucky
577
16
1.33
10
Louisiana
906
10
2.00
2
Maine
105
41
0.79
28
Maryland
499
20
0.86
22
Massachusetts
562
17
0.86
23
Michigan
655
15
0.66
33
Minnesota
190
31
0.36
47
Mississippi
560
18
1.89
3
Missouri
507
19
0.85
24
Montana
139
36
1.37
9
Nebraska
83
45
0.45
44
Nevada
100
42
0.37
46
New Hampshire
46
49
0.35
48
New Jersey
909
9
1.03
18
New Mexico
139
37
0.68
32
New York
2,522
1
1.30
12
North Carolina
461
22
0.48
42
North Dakota
118
39
1.75
6
Ohio
1,405
7
1.22
15
Oklahoma
472
21
1.26
13
Oregon
91
43
0.24
51
Pennsylvania
1,563
5
1.23
14
Rhode Island
83
46
0.79
29
South Carolina
401
24
0.87
21
South Dakota
144
35
1.77
5
Tennessee
843
12
1.33
11
Texas
1,542
6
0.61
36
Utah
86
44
0.31
49
Vermont
30
51
0.48
43
Virginia
896
11
1.12
17
Washington
200
30
0.30
50
Washington, D.C.
1,005
8
16.70
1
West Virginia
208
28
1.12
16
Wisconsin
295
26
0.52
38
Wyoming
45
50
0.80
27

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