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Wisconsin State Assembly District 75

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 75
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Current incumbentStephen Smith Democratic Party
Population54,961
Voting age78.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's seventy-fifth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Stephen Smith.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,961 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventy-fifth 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. Democrat Stephen Smith defeated Republican incumbent Roger Rivard in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 75, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Roger Rivard Incumbent 48.8% 13,841
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Smith 51% 14,456
     - Scattering 0.1% 37
Total Votes 28,334

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 75 have raised a total of $613,128. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $38,321 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 75
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $203,350 2 $101,675
2010 $212,803 5 $42,561
2008 $19,492 1 $19,492
2006 $83,674 2 $41,837
2004 $40,305 2 $20,153
2002 $4,043 2 $2,022
2000 $49,461 2 $24,731
Total $613,128 16 $38,321

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