Wisconsin State Assembly District 9

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 9
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Current incumbentJosh Zepnick Democratic Party
Population60,880
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's ninth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Josh Zepnick.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 60,880 civilians reside within Wisconsin's 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.

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. Democratic incumbent Josh Zepnick was unchallenged in the general election. Zepnick defeated Jose Guzman in the Democratic primary election.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Zepnick Incumbent 65.7% 781
Jose Guzman 34.3% 407
Total Votes 1,188

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 9 have raised a total of $161,003. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $17,889 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $26,945 1 $26,945
2010 $17,705 1 $17,705
2008 $19,443 1 $19,443
2006 $18,824 1 $18,824
2004 $13,478 1 $13,478
2002 $36,168 2 $18,084
2000 $28,440 2 $14,220
Total $161,003 9 $17,889

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