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Revision as of 01:15, 8 May 2014

Wisconsin State Assembly District 20
WI HD 20.JPG
Current incumbentChristine Sinicki Democratic Party
Population54,999
Voting age79.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's twentieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Christine Sinicki.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,999 civilians reside within Wisconsin's twentieth 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.

Qualifications

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."

Salaries

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]

Vacancies

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]

Elections

2012

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 Christine Sinicki defeated Republican Molly McGartland in the general election. Sinicki was unopposed in the Democratic primary election. McGartland defeated Kristan Harris in the Republican primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Molly M. McGartland 42.3% 12,500
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristine Sinicki Incumbent 57.5% 16,995
     Scattering 0.2% 51
Total Votes 29,546
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMolly McGartland 69.8% 2,582
Kristan Harris 30.2% 1,117
Total Votes 3,699

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 20 have raised a total of $94,979. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $6,784 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $23,511 3 $7,837
2010 $27,178 2 $13,589
2008 $17,206 3 $5,735
2006 $5,300 1 $5,300
2004 $12,982 2 $6,491
2002 $3,400 2 $1,700
2000 $5,402 1 $5,402
Total $94,979 14 $6,784

See also

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