Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Texas are holding elections next week. Find out what's on your ballot in our latest report.

Wisconsin State Assembly District 8

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 01:15, 8 May 2014 by Tyler King (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Wisconsin State Assembly District 8
Current incumbentJoCasta Zamarripa Democratic Party
Voting age65.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's eighth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative JoCasta Zamarripa.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,616 civilians reside within Wisconsin's eighth 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. Democratic incumbent JoCasta Zamarripa was unchallenged in the general election. Zamarripa defeated Laura Manriquez in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoCasta Zamarripa Incumbent 66.7% 599
Laura Manriquez 33.3% 299
Total Votes 898

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 8 have raised a total of $374,505. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $28,808 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 8
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $27,487 2 $13,744
2010 $35,435 4 $8,859
2008 $96,273 3 $32,091
2006 $44,640 1 $44,640
2004 $107,623 1 $107,623
2002 $37,205 1 $37,205
2000 $25,842 1 $25,842
Total $374,505 13 $28,808

See also

External links