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Revision as of 00:16, 8 May 2014

Wisconsin State Assembly District 96
Current incumbentLee Nerison Republican Party
Voting age74.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's ninety-sixth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Lee Nerison.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,740 civilians reside within Wisconsin's ninety-sixth 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. Republican incumbent Lee Nerison defeated Democrat Tom Johnson in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Nerison Incumbent 59.5% 15,344
     Democratic Tom Johnson 40.4% 10,426
     - Scattering 0% 9
Total Votes 25,779

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 96 have raised a total of $742,578. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,083 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 96
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $102,770 2 $51,385
2010 $107,419 2 $53,710
2008 $167,282 2 $83,641
2006 $71,277 2 $35,639
2004 $210,692 6 $35,115
2002 $31,105 2 $15,553
2000 $52,033 3 $17,344
Total $742,578 19 $39,083

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