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Wisconsin, State Assembly, District 29

Wisconsin State Assembly District 29
Current incumbentRob Stafsholt Republican Party

Wisconsin's twenty-ninth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Rob Stafsholt.

Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly represent an average of 57,444 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 54,179 residents.

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

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 assembly, 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.

2016 pivot county

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This district is one of 710 state legislative districts that intersects with one or more Pivot Counties. These 206 Pivot Counties voted for Donald Trump (R) in 2016 after voting for Barack Obama (D) in 2008 and 2012.

The 206 Pivot Counties are located in 34 states. Iowa, with 31, had the most such counties. The partisan makeup of state legislative districts intersecting with Pivot Counties is slightly more Republican than the overall partisan makeup of state legislatures throughout the country.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29

Incumbent Rob Stafsholt (R) defeated John Calabrese (D) and Brian Corriea (L) in the general election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Rob Stafsholt (R)
54.7
12,523

John Calabrese (D)
42.6
9,750

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Brian Corriea (L)
2.7
620
Other/Write-in votes
0.0
3

Total votes: 22,896
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29

John Calabrese advanced from the Democratic primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29 on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

John Calabrese (D)
100
3,222

Total votes: 3,222
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29

Incumbent Rob Stafsholt advanced from the Republican primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29 on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Rob Stafsholt (R)
100
3,155

Total votes: 3,155
Libertarian primary election
Libertarian primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29

Brian Corriea advanced from the Libertarian primary for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29 on August 14, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Brian Corriea (L)
100
21

Total votes: 21

2016

Elections for the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2016. The primary election took place on August 9, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was June 1, 2016. Incumbent John Murtha (R) did not seek re-election.

Rob Stafsholt defeated Scottie Ard in the Wisconsin State Assembly District 29 general election.
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Rob Stafsholt 61.14% 16,774
Democratic Scottie Ard 38.86% 10,661
Total Votes 27,435
Source: Wisconsin Elections Commission

Scottie Ard defeated Randy Knaack in the Wisconsin State Assembly District 29 Democratic primary.
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29 Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Scottie Ard 51.30% 1,103
Democratic Randy Knaack 48.70% 1,047
Total Votes 2,150

Rob Stafsholt defeated Vince Trudell in the Wisconsin State Assembly District 29 Republican primary.
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Rob Stafsholt 73.60% 1,352
Republican Vince Trudell 26.40% 485
Total Votes 1,837

2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly 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 John Murtha was unopposed in the Republican primary. Murtha was unopposed in the general election as Jim Swanson (D) was removed from the ballot. Incumbent Murtha was re-elected to his seat.

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 John Murtha defeated Democrat Jim Swanson in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Murtha Incumbent 55.8% 15,237
Democratic Jim Swanson 44% 12,004
- Scattering 0.2% 46
Total Votes 27,287

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29 raised a total of $756,691. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $32,900 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wisconsin State Assembly District 29
Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $106,018 4 $26,505
2014 $15,510 1 $15,510
2012 $49,357 2 $24,679
2010 $57,461 2 $28,731
2008 $147,194 3 $49,065
2006 $186,271 5 $37,254
2004 $132,172 3 $44,057
2002 $5,785 1 $5,785
2000 $56,923 2 $28,462
Total $756,691 23 $32,900