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Wisconsin State Assembly District 97

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 97
Current incumbentBill Kramer Republican Party
Voting age76.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
Wisconsin's ninety-seventh state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Bill Kramer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,299 civilians reside within Wisconsin's ninety-seventh 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 Bill Kramer defeated Democrat Marga Krumins in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Kramer Incumbent 64.6% 18,399
     Democratic Marga Krumins 35.3% 10,051
     - Scattering 0.1% 31
Total Votes 28,481

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 97 have raised a total of $474,747. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $24,987 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 97
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $75,254 2 $37,627
2010 $50,181 2 $25,091
2008 $140,564 3 $46,855
2006 $94,747 3 $31,582
2004 $31,161 1 $31,161
2002 $47,859 6 $7,977
2000 $34,981 2 $17,491
Total $474,747 19 $24,987

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