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'''''Note:''' The unofficial results, as of August 13 at 12:35 am, report Wittwer defeating Bomhack by two votes.''<ref>[http://wisconsinvote.org/election-results ''Wisconsin Vote'', "Election Results," August 13, 2014]</ref>

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Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

Majority controlQualifications
List of candidates
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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014.

The Wisconsin State Senate is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The Wisconsin Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, which amounts to 17.7 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. In 2012, when the 16 even-numbered districts were up for election, a total of two districts were competitive or mildly competitive. District 18 had a margin of victory of 0.7 percent in the 2012 elections. District 30 had a margin of victory of 9 percent.

Incumbents retiring

A total of seven incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Joe Leibham Ends.png Republican Senate District 9
Neal Kedzie Ends.png Republican Senate District 11
Tim Cullen Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 15
Dale Schultz Ends.png Republican Senate District 17
Michael Ellis Ends.png Republican Senate District 19
John Lehman Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 21
Robert Jauch Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 25

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Wisconsin State Senate:

Wisconsin State Senate
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 15 Pending
     Republican Party 18 Pending
Total 33 33

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In three of the 17 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Two Democrats and one Republican are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in 14 of the 17 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

No incumbents faced primary competition on August 12. Seven incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 10 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Seven incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 10 (58.8%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and four Republicans, can be found above.

Qualifications

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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."

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on August 7, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:

Note: Richard Skare was removed from the candidate list before the primary.

Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Frank Lasee Approveda - Incumbent Lasee was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dean P. Debroux
Republican Party Frank Lasee

District 3

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Carpenter Approveda - Incumbent Carpenter was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Carpenter

District 5

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Leah Vukmir Approveda - Incumbent Vukmir was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Libertarian PartyLibertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Leah Vukmir
Libertarian Party Wendy Friedrich

District 7

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Chris Larson Approveda - Incumbent Larson was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Larson
Republican Party Jason "Red" Arnold

District 9

Note: Incumbent Joe Leibham (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

Note: Barry Nelson was removed from the candidate list before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martha Laning
Republican Party Devin Lemahieu

District 11

Note: Incumbent Neal Kedzie (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Kilkenny
Republican Party Steve Nass

District 13

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Scott Fitzgerald Approveda - Incumbent Fitzgerald was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

Note: Terry Virgil was removed from the candidate list.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michelle Zahn
Republican Party Scott Fitzgerald

District 15

Note: Incumbent Tim Cullen (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Janis Ringhand
Republican Party Brian Fitzgerald

District 17

Note: Incumbent Dale Schultz (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:

Note: The unofficial results, as of August 13 at 12:35 am, report Wittwer defeating Bomhack by two votes.[1]

Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ernie Wittwer
Republican Party Howard Marklein

District 19

Note: Incumbent Michael Ellis (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Penny Bernard Schaber
Republican Party Roger Roth

District 21

Note: Incumbent John Lehman (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
Independent Restoring Power and Responsibility candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Bryce
Republican Party Van Wanggaard
Independent Bill Thompkins

District 23

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Terry Moulton Approveda - Incumbent Moulton was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phil Swanhorst
Republican Party Terry Moulton

District 25

Note: Incumbent Robert Jauch (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dane Deutsch
Democratic Party Janet Bewley

District 27

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jon Erpenbach Approveda - Incumbent Erpenbach was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Erpenbach

District 29

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Jerry Petrowski Approveda - Incumbent Petrowski was first elected to the chamber in a recall election on June 5, 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Demain
Republican Party Jerry Petrowski

District 31

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathleen Vinehout
Republican Party Mel Pittman

District 33

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Paul Farrow Approveda - Incumbent Farrow was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sherryll Shadock
Republican Party Paul Farrow

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