Wisconsin State Assembly District 13

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 13
Current incumbentRob Hutton Republican Party
Voting age77.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's thirteenth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Rob Hutton.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 53,867 civilians reside within Wisconsin's thirteenth 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. Republican Rob Hutton defeated Democrat John Pokrandt in the general election. Hutton defeated Nate Ristow and Thomas Schellinger in the Republican primary election. Pokradnt was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Hutton 60.5% 20,367
     Democratic John Pokrandt 39.4% 13,258
     Scattering 0.1% 44
Total Votes 33,669
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRob Hutton 57.7% 5,351
Thomas Schellinger 32% 2,968
Nate Ristow 10.3% 955
Total Votes 9,274

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 13 have raised a total of $397,415. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $26,494 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $74,622 4 $18,656
2010 $22,937 1 $22,937
2008 $18,500 1 $18,500
2006 $53,424 2 $26,712
2004 $106,682 3 $35,561
2002 $99,158 3 $33,053
2000 $22,092 1 $22,092
Total $397,415 15 $26,494

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