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|Name = Kathy Bernier
political position  = [[Wisconsin State Assembly|Wisconsin State Assembly District 68]]|
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
assumed office     = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 3, 2011]] |
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|Status = Incumbent  
term ends          = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 3, 2013]] |
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|Tenure = 2011 - Present
political party    = [[Republican]]|
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|Term ends = January 5, 2015
profession          = Legislator|
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|Assumed office = 2011
website             =[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=68 Assembly website]|
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kathy Bernier''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010#District 68|District 68]].
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{{tnr}}'''Kathleen "Kathy" Bernier''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 68|District 68]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Bernier is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and earned a certificate in Public Management Essentials from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She worked as a Chippewa County Clerk from 1999-2011.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127158 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Assembly member Kathleen "Kathy" Bernier (WI) biography," May 26, 2011]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Bernier is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and earned a certificate in Public Management Essentials from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She worked as a Chippewa County Clerk from 1999-2011.<ref name=pvs>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127158 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Assembly member Kathleen "Kathy" Bernier (WI) biography," May 26, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bernier served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Aging and Long-Term Care
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|Chair2=Chair
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|Committee2 =Campaigns and Elections
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|Committee3 = Public Safety and Homeland Security
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|Committee4 = Rural Affairs
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|Chair4 = Vice-chair
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|Committee5 = Workforce Development
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bernier has been appointed to these committees:
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bernier served on these committees:
* [[Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Aging and Long-Term Care Committee]]
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* [[Elections and Campaign Reform Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Elections and Campaign Reform Committee]], Vice Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Tourism, Recreation and State Properties Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Tourism, Recreation and State Properties Committee]]
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2010====
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Bernier's website highlighted this slogan: "I'll do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do."
  
 
==Elections==  
 
==Elections==  
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===2014===
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===2012=== 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
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Bernier won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 68|District 68]]. Bernier ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Judy Smriga]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/fall-general ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68, General Election
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|party1 =Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =-
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|winner1 = Kathy Bernier
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|candidate2 = Judy Smriga
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|candidate3 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 = 13758
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|votes2 =12482
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|votes3 =23
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}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Bernier defeated Democratic incumbent [[Kristen Dexter]] in the November 2 general election. Bernier was unopposed in the primary election. <ref>[http://chippewa.com/news/local/article_bdf944c0-5152-11df-b8d0-001cc4c002e0.html ''The Chippewa Herald'', "Bernier running for Assembly," April 26, 2010]</ref>
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Bernier defeated Democratic incumbent [[Kristen Dexter]] in the November 2 general election. Bernier was unopposed in the primary election.<ref>[http://chippewa.com/news/local/article_bdf944c0-5152-11df-b8d0-001cc4c002e0.html ''The Chippewa Herald'', "Bernier running for Assembly," April 26, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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A recount request was filed with the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]] on November 9, 2010<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2010/general/recounts ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "November 2010 General Election Recounts"]</ref>.  The recount begun on November 11, 2010<ref name="Dexter">[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/notice_of_recount_68th_ad_and_petition_11_2010_pdf_70642.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Notice and Petition of Recount for 68th Assembly District", November 9, 2010]</ref>.  Bernier won the recount on November 16, 2010<ref>[http://chippewa.com/news/local/article_90941518-f199-11df-a6d6-001cc4c002e0.html ''Chippewa Herald'' "Update: Recount has Bernier beating Dexter by 78 votes", November 16, 2010]</ref>.
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A recount request was filed with the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]] on November 9, 2010.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2010/general/recounts ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "November 2010 General Election Recounts," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref> The recount began on November 11, 2010.<ref name="Dexter">[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/notice_of_recount_68th_ad_and_petition_11_2010_pdf_70642.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Notice and Petition of Recount for 68th Assembly District," November 9, 2010]</ref> Bernier won the recount on November 16, 2010.<ref>[http://chippewa.com/news/local/article_90941518-f199-11df-a6d6-001cc4c002e0.html ''Chippewa Herald'', "Update: Recount has Bernier beating Dexter by 78 votes," November 16, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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====Campaign themes====
 
The slogan on Bernier's website is "I'll do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do." <ref>[http://www.kbernierforassembly.com/default.html Bernier campaign website]</ref>  <ref>[http://m.host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/vmix_0cad948e-f7f2-52a9-8d92-983f80b5cc4c.html Bernier video statement]</ref>
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan [[Wisconsin State Assembly|Assembly]] candidates.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/campaign_contribution_limits_partisan_state_pdf_13605.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Contribution Limits"]</ref>
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{{Comprehensive donor history
===2010===
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|Name = Bernier
In 2010, when Bernier first won election to the State Assembly, she collected $47,485 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131679 ''Follow the Money.org'', Kathy Bernier candidate summary, Retrieved June 22, 2011]</ref>  
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|Full name = Kathy Bernier
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = June 6, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=147175 ''followthemoney.org'', "Bernier, Kathy," accessed June 6, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 129683
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68]]
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|totalraised2010 = 47485
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68]]
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Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
| Kathleen M Bernier
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| align="right" |$716
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 129,683
| Eau Claire County Republican Party
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|org1 = 3Rd District Republican Party
| align="right" |$500
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|org2 = Ziemann, Richard J
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|org3 = At&T
| Friends & Neighbors of Robin Vos
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|org4 = Robertson, Janet
| align="right" |$500
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|org5 = Mickelson, Nancy A
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|orgamount1 = 1500
| Friends of Dan Friske for Assembly
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|orgamount2 = 535
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
| 15 individual donors
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|orgamount5 = 500
| align="right" |$500 each
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|}}
  
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|name = Bernier
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|full Name = Kathy Bernier
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 47,485
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|org1 = Public Fund
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|org2 = Bernier, Kathleen M
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|org3 = Trierweiler, Steven
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|org4 = Walton, Jim C
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|org5 = Michels, Patrick D
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|orgamount1 = 7013
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|orgamount2 = 716
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Bernier has three children.
 
Bernier has three children.
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly#Assembly standing committees |Wisconsin State Assembly Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Wisconsin Joint Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/W3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=68 Kathy Bernier on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info-bio.aspx?h=A&d=68 Kathy Bernier on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]
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* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000455/kathleen-bernier/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127158 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127158 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.kbernierforassembly.com/default.html Campaign website]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20110819081319/http://kbernierforassembly.com/ Campaign website] (Archive)
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131679 2010]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143363 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131679 2010]
  
 
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Kathy Bernier
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Personal
Birthday04/29/1956
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kathleen "Kathy" Bernier is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 68. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Bernier is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and earned a certificate in Public Management Essentials from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She worked as a Chippewa County Clerk from 1999-2011.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bernier served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging and Long-Term Care
Campaigns and Elections, Chair
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Rural Affairs, Vice-chair
Workforce Development

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bernier served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Bernier's website highlighted this slogan: "I'll do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do."

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will be 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 will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Bernier won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 68. Bernier ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Judy Smriga (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

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

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Bernier defeated Democratic incumbent Kristen Dexter in the November 2 general election. Bernier was unopposed in the primary election.[6][7]

A recount request was filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on November 9, 2010.[8] The recount began on November 11, 2010.[9] Bernier won the recount on November 16, 2010.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Bernier (R) 10,765
Kristen Dexter (D) 10,673
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Bernier (R) 3,305 99.49%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bernier is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bernier raised a total of $177,168 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[11]

Kathy Bernier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 Won $129,683
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 68 Won $47,485
Grand Total Raised $177,168

2012

Bernier won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Bernier raised a total of $129,683.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathy Bernier's campaign in 2012
3Rd District Republican Party$1,500
Ziemann, Richard J$535
At&T$500
Robertson, Janet$500
Mickelson, Nancy A$500
Total Raised in 2012$129,683
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bernier won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Bernier raised a total of $47,485.

Personal

Bernier has three children.

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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 68
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