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Wisconsin State Assembly District 42

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 42
Current incumbentKeith Ripp Republican Party
Voting age78.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's forty-second state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Keith Ripp.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,978 civilians reside within Wisconsin's forty-second 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 Keith Ripp defeated Democrat Paula Cooper in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Ripp Incumbent 56.6% 16,394
     Democratic Paula Cooper 43.4% 12,567
     - Scattering 0% 14
Total Votes 28,975

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 42 have raised a total of $616,434. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,096 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 42
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $51,204 2 $25,602
2010 $178,959 4 $44,740
2008 $184,449 2 $92,225
2006 $61,262 2 $30,631
2004 $42,459 2 $21,230
2002 $47,628 1 $47,628
2000 $50,473 2 $25,237
Total $616,434 15 $41,096

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