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Revision as of 00:16, 8 May 2014

Wisconsin State Assembly District 79
Current incumbentDianne Hesselbein Democratic Party
Voting age76.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's seventy-ninth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Dianne Hesselbein.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 76,116 civilians reside within Wisconsin's seventy-ninth 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. Democrat Dianne Hesselbein was unchallenged in the general election. Hesselbein defeated Ellen Lindgren in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDianne Hesselbein 65.6% 3,590
Ellen Lindgren 34.4% 1,885
Total Votes 5,475

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 79 have raised a total of $558,634. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $34,915 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 79
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $72,664 2 $36,332
2010 $62,369 2 $31,185
2008 $15,954 2 $7,977
2006 $16,542 1 $16,542
2004 $78,171 3 $26,057
2002 $176,808 3 $58,936
2000 $136,126 3 $45,375
Total $558,634 16 $34,915

See also

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