Wisconsin State Assembly District 3

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 3
Current incumbentAl Ott Republican Party
Voting age72.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wisconsin's third state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Al Ott.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 65,789 civilians reside within Wisconsin's third 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 incumbent Al Ott defeated Democrat Kole Oswald and Independent candidate Josh Young in the general election. Ott defeated Brandi Lefeber in the Republican primary election. Oswald was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kole Oswald 38% 11,398
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlvin Ott Incumbent 58% 17,387
     Independent Josh Young 4% 1,189
     - Scattering 0% 13
Total Votes 29,987
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAl Ott Incumbent 73.9% 4,576
Brandi Lefeber 26.1% 1,613
Total Votes 6,189

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 3 have raised a total of $187,856. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $14,450 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $68,926 4 $17,232
2010 $10,966 1 $10,966
2008 $19,565 2 $9,783
2006 $29,945 2 $14,973
2004 $32,340 2 $16,170
2002 $3,950 1 $3,950
2000 $22,164 1 $22,164
Total $187,856 13 $14,450

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