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Revision as of 18:38, 8 November 2013

Wisconsin State Assembly District 50
Current incumbentEd Brooks Republican Party
Population59,182
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's fiftieth state assembly district is represented by Ed Brooks.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 59,182 civilians reside within Wisconsin's fiftieth 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. Republican incumbent Ed Brooks defeated Democratic Sarah Shanahan and Libertarian candidate Ben Olson in the general election. Brooks was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Shanahan was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Brooks Incumbent 50.3% 12,842
     Democratic Sarah Shanahan 46.8% 11,945
     Libertarian Ben Olson 2.8% 725
     Independent Nathan Johnson (Write-in) 0% 11
     - Scattering 0% 10
Total Votes 25,533

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