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Wisconsin, State Senate, District 3

Wisconsin State Senate District 3
Current incumbentTim Carpenter Democratic Party

Wisconsin's third state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Tim Carpenter.

Wisconsin state senators represent an average of 172,333 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 162,536 residents.

About the office

Members of the Wisconsin State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Half of the senate is up for election every two years. 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

State legislators
SalaryPer diem
$52,999/yearThe Wisconsin State Senate allows up to $115/day for per diem. For Senators living in Dane County, they receive a per diem of $57.50 per day. The Wisconsin State Assembly allows a maximum of $157/day per diem for legislators that stay overnight. For legislators that do not commute, they are given $78.50/day for per diem. The maximum number of days per year that per diem can be claimed is 90 days.

Vacancies

In the event of a vacancy in the senate, the Governor must call for a special election when allowed by law. Special elections to fill legislative vacancies cannot be held after February 1st preceding a spring election or September 1st preceding a fall election. If the vacancy happens before May 15th, the Governor must fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

Elections

2020

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Senate will take place in 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 11, 2020. The filing deadline is June 1, 2020.

2018

General election
General election for Wisconsin State Senate District 3

Incumbent Tim Carpenter (D) won election in the general election for Wisconsin State Senate District 3 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Tim Carpenter (D)
97.4
36,875
Other/Write-in votes
2.6
985

Total votes: 37,860
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Wisconsin State Senate District 3

Incumbent Tim Carpenter advanced from the Democratic primary for Wisconsin State Senate District 3 on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Tim Carpenter (D)
100
8,475

Total votes: 8,475
Republican primary election

No Republican candidates ran in the primary.

2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Tim Carpenter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election and was re-elected for another term.

2010

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 14, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. Democratic incumbent Tim Carpenter defeated Republican Annette Miller Krznarich in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.

Wisconsin State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2010

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Carpenter Incumbent 61.3% 23,401
Republican Annette Miller Krznarich 38.7% 14,796
Total Votes 38,197

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2014, candidates for Wisconsin State Senate District 3 raised a total of $408,302. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,830 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Senate District 3

Year Amount Candidates Average
2014 $49,985 1 $49,985
2012 $29,637 1 $29,637
2010 $58,532 2 $29,266
2008 $17,516 1 $17,516
2006 $26,156 1 $26,156
2004 $-578 1 $-578
2002 $139,361 2 $69,681
2000 $87,693 1 $87,693
Total $408,302 10 $40,830