Wisconsin State Assembly

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Wisconsin State Assembly
Wisconsin State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 5, 2015
Leadership
Speaker of the Assembly
Robin Vos (R)
since January 7, 2013
Speaker pro tempore
Tyler August (R)
since October 8, 2013
Majority Leader
Jim Steineke (R)
since January 5, 2015
Minority Leader
Peter Barca (D)
since January 12, 2011
Structure
Seats 99
House_of_Representatives_diagram_2014_State_of_Wisconsin.svg
Political groups

Governing party

Opposition parties

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article IV, Wisconsin Constitution
Salary $49,943/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(99 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(99 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
Wisconsin State Assembly Podium.jpg
State Assembly Chamber
Wisconsin State Capitol
Madison, Wisconsin
Website
Wisconsin State Assembly

The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature. Together with the smaller Wisconsin Senate, the two constitute the legislative branch of the US state of Wisconsin.

Representatives are elected for two-year terms, elected during the fall elections. If a vacancy occurs in an Assembly seat between elections, it may be filled only by a special election.

The Wisconsin Constitution limits the size of the State Assembly to between 54 and 100 members inclusive. Since 1973, the state has been divided into 99 Assembly Districts apportioned amongst the state based on population as determined by the decennial census, for a total of 99 representatives. From 1848 to 1853 there were 66 assembly districts; from 1854 to 1856, 82 districts; from 1857 to 1861, 97 districts; and from 1862 to 1972, 100 districts.[1]

The Assembly chamber is located in the west wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol building, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Salary and benefits[edit]

Chairs and Voting Board

Representatives elected or re-elected in the fall of 2012 receive an annual salary of $49,943.[citation needed]

In addition to their salaries, Representatives outside Dane County may receive up to $88 a day each in living expenses while they are in Madison on state business. Members of the Dane County delegation are allowed up to $44 each in expenses.

Each Representative also receives $75 per month in "out-of-session" pay when the Legislature is in session for three days or less.

Over two years, each representative is allotted $12,000 to cover general office expenses, printing, postage and district mailings.

According to a 1960 study, at that time Assembly salaries and benefits were so low that in Milwaukee County, positions on the County Board of Supervisors and the Milwaukee Common Council were considered more desirable than seats in the Assembly, and an average of 23% of Milwaukee legislators did not seek re-election. This pattern was not seen to hold to the same extent in the rest of the state, where local offices tended to pay less well.[2]

Current session[edit]

Composition[edit]

Midpoint
63 36
Republican Democratic
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Ind Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 58 1 39 98 1
Begin 59 0 39 98 1
End of previous legislature 60 99 0
Begin 63 0 36 99 0
Latest voting share 63.6% 36.4%

Officers[edit]

Position Name Party
  Speaker Robin Vos Republican
  Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August Republican
  Majority Leader Jim Steineke Republican
  Assistant Majority Leader Dan Knodl Republican
  Majority Caucus Chair John Murtha Republican
  Minority Leader Peter Barca Democratic
  Assistant Minority Leader Katrina Shankland Democratic
  Minority Caucus Chair Andy Jorgensen Democratic
Chief Clerk Patrick Fuller
Sergeant-at-Arms Anne Tonnon Byers

Members[edit]

The corresponding state senate districts are shown as a senate district is formed by nesting three assembly districts.

Senate
District
Assembly
District
Representative Party Current Age Residence First Elected
1 1 Joel Kitchens Rep 57 Sturgeon Bay 2014
2 Andre Jacque Rep 34 Bellevue 2010
3 Alvin Ott Rep 65 Forest Junction 1986
2 4 David Steffen Rep 43 Howard 2014
5 Jim Steineke Rep 44 Kaukauna 2010
6 Gary Tauchen Rep 61 Bonduel 2006
3 7 Daniel Riemer Dem 28 Milwaukee 2012
8 JoCasta Zamarripa Dem 39 Milwaukee 2010
9 Josh Zepnick Dem 47 Milwaukee 2002
4 10 David Bowen Dem 28 Milwaukee 2014
11 Mandela Barnes Dem 28 Milwaukee 2012
12 Frederick P. Kessler Dem 75 Milwaukee 2004
5 13 Rob Hutton Rep 48 Brookfield 2012
14 Dale P. Kooyenga Rep 36 Brookfield 2010
15 Joe Sanfelippo Rep 51 West Allis 2012
6 16 Leon Young Dem 47 Milwaukee 1993
17 La Tonya Johnson Dem 42 Milwaukee 2012
18 Evan Goyke Dem 32 Milwaukee 2012
7 19 Jonathan Brostoff Dem 31 Milwaukee 2014
20 Christine Sinicki Dem 55 Bay View 1998
21 Jessie Rodriguez Rep 37 Franklin 2013
8 22 Janel Brandtjen Rep 49 Waukesha 2014
23 Jim Ott Rep 67 Mequon 2006
24 Dan Knodl Rep 56 Germantown 2008
9 25 Paul Tittl Rep 53 Manitowoc 2012
26 Terry Katsma Rep 57 Oostburg 2014
27 Tyler Vorpagel Rep 30 Plymouth 2014
10 28 Adam Jarchow Rep 36 Balsam Lake 2014
29 John Murtha Rep 63 Baldwin 2006
30 Dean Knudson Rep 53 Hudson 2010
11 31 Amy Loudenbeck Rep 45 Clinton 2010
32 Tyler August Rep 32 Walworth 2010
33 Cody Horlacher Rep 28 Mukwonago 2014
12 34 Rob Swearingen Rep 51 Rhinelander 2012
35 Mary Czaja Rep 51 Irma 2012
36 Jeffrey Mursau Rep 60 Crivitz 2004
13 37 John Jagler Rep 45 Watertown 2012
38 Joel Kleefisch Rep 43 Oconomowoc 2004
39 Mark Born Rep 39 Beaver Dam 2012
14 40 Kevin David Petersen Rep 50 Waupaca 2006
41 Joan Ballweg Rep 63 Markesan 2004
42 Keith Ripp Rep 53 Lodi 2008
15 43 Andy Jorgensen Dem 47 Milton 2006
44 Debra Kolste Dem 61 Janesville 2012
45 Mark Spreitzer Dem 28 Beloit 2014
16 46 Gary Hebl Dem 63 Sun Prairie 2004
47 Robb Kahl Dem 43 Monona 2012
48 Melissa Sargent Dem 46 Madison 2012
17 49 Travis Tranel Rep 29 Cuba City 2010
50 Ed Brooks Rep 72 Reedsburg 2008
51 Todd Novak Rep 50 Dodgeville 2014
18 52 Jeremy Thiesfeldt Rep 48 Fond du Lac 2010
53 Michael Schraa Rep 54 Oshkosh 2012
54 Gordon Hintz Dem 41 Oshkosh 2006
19 55 Mike Rohrkaste Rep 56 Neenah 2014
56 Dave Murphy Rep 60 Greenville 2012
57 Amanda Stuck Dem 29 Appleton 2014
20 58 Bob Gannon Rep 56 Slinger 2014
59 Jesse Kremer Rep 38 Kewaskum 2014
60 Robert Brooks Rep 49 Saukville 2011
21 61 Samantha Kerkman Rep 41 Powers Lake 2000
62 Tom Weatherston Rep 65 Racine 2012
63 Robin Vos Rep 46 Burlington 2004
22 64 Peter Barca Dem 59 Kenosha 2008
65 Tod Ohnstad Dem 62 Kenosha 2012
66 Cory Mason Dem 42 Racine 2006
23 67 Tom Larson Rep 67 Colfax 2010
68 Kathy Bernier Rep 58 Chippewa Falls 2010
69 Bob Kulp Rep 49 Stratford 2013
24 70 Nancy VanderMeer Rep 56 Tomah 2014
71 Katrina Shankland Dem 27 Stevens Point 2012
72 Scott Krug Rep 39 Wisconsin Rapids 2010
25 73 Nick Milroy Dem 41 Superior 2008
74 Beth Meyers Dem 55 Bayfield 2014
75 Romaine Quinn Rep 24 Rice Lake 2014
26 76 Chris Taylor Dem 47 Madison 2011
77 Terese Berceau Dem 64 Madison 1998
78 Lisa Subeck Dem 43 Madison 2014
27 79 Dianne Hesselbein Dem 44 Middleton 2012
80 Sondy Pope Dem 65 Verona 2002
81 Dave Considine Dem 63 Baraboo 2014
28 82 Ken Skowronski Rep 76 Franklin 2013
83 David Craig Rep 36 Vernon 2011
84 Mike Kuglitsch Rep 55 New Berlin 2010
29 85 Dave Heaton Rep 74 Wausau 2014
86 John Spiros Rep 53 Marshfield 2012
87 James Edming Rep 69 Glen Flora 2014
30 88 John Macco Rep 56 DePere 2014
89 John Nygren Rep 51 Marinette 2006
90 Eric Genrich Dem 35 Green Bay 2012
31 91 Dana Wachs Dem 57 Eau Claire 2012
92 Chris Danou Dem 48 Trempealeau 2008
93 Warren Petryk Rep 60 Eleva 2010
32 94 Steve Doyle Dem 56 Onalaska 2011
95 Jill Billings Dem 53 La Crosse 2011
96 Lee Nerison Rep 62 Westby 2004
33 97 Scott Allen Rep 49 Waukesha 2014
98 Adam Neylon Rep 30 Pewaukee 2013
99 Chris Kapenga Rep 43 Delafield 2010

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