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Wisconsin State Assembly District 12

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 12
Current incumbentFrederick Kessler Democratic Party
Voting age70.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's twelfth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Frederick Kessler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,275 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twelfth 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, 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. Democratic incumbent Frederick Kessler was unchallenged in the general election. Kessler defeated Mario Hall in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrederick Kessler Incumbent 71.8% 1,937
Mario Hall 28.2% 762
Total Votes 2,699

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 12 have raised a total of $258,929. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $23,539 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $20,461 1 $20,461
2010 $28,344 2 $14,172
2008 $9,433 1 $9,433
2006 $12,516 1 $12,516
2004 $37,132 3 $12,377
2002 $21,768 2 $10,884
2000 $129,275 1 $129,275
Total $258,929 11 $23,539

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